Training

Marathon 101: a complete Lakefront Marathon training program

The Marathon 101 training program is designed to guide first time marathon runners to the finish line.  Did you know that nearly 30% of all runners that sign up for LFM don’t actually run the race?  We designed a program to help make sure you are not part of that group.

We incorporated a variety of training runs including our Marathon build up program, Tuesday night track workouts and Wednesday night Fun Runs and supplemented them with a series of seminars to help you avoid those little pitfalls that can derail even the best efforts.  Training for a marathon is tough and takes a lot of dedication.  But there’s more to it than just running.  We will not only help you train smart but we will make it fun along the way

Oh, and the best part of the program is the cost.  It’s only $15.   All we ask is that you sign up for the 38th annual Lakefront Marathon, October 7, 2018.


Lakefront Marathon One-On-One Coaching

Looking to add a little extra something to your marathon training?  Maybe you want to improve your time or just have a better training experience? Then we have the program just for you. Lead by certified running coaches, we’ll put together a training program to fit your ability level and your lifestyle. We’ll also provide tricks and tips for training and race day, as well as guidance through the whole training process, all for only $150.00.

What do you get?

  • One-on-one initial consult session with an RRCA certified running coach
  • Individualized training program (14 weeks)
  • Access to coaches via email, text, or other messaging service
  • Weekly coached group workout
  • Tricks and tips for training and race day
  • Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon Singlet
  • Discounted registration into Cudahy Classic 10 mile (July) and Strider Half Marathon (August)

Sign up by June 1, 2018…space is limited!


Weekly Build-up Runs

The Badgerland Striders Lakefront Marathon build-up runs take place on Saturday or Sunday mornings at various Milwaukee County Parks beginning on June 30th with a 6 mile distance.  This Free program (donations encouraged) is one of the most powerful training programs you can take advantage of.  Join your friends and/or make new ones on this “run at your own pace” opportunity.

Aurora Sports Health provides running specialists at each of the build-up runs.  These therapists and licensed athletic trainers provide evaluations and treatment recommendations.  Their staff makes sure to address any runner concerns and are typically there until all runners have returned.  A big thank you to Doc Gordon for being available to runners for questions and evaluations.

Water stops and finish area refreshments are provided (donations are appreciated).  Volunteers are needed each week to help with the water stops.  Contact Build-Up Run Director Jeff Weiss for more information.