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Houston Run Coaching Program - Training From The 5K To Marathon Distance

5K/10K "Launch" Training Program For Walkers & Runners
Registration Now Open For Our Winter Training Season - Jan 17th - April 10th
Group Runs/Walks - Tuesdays 6:30 PM - Saturdays 7:15 AM
Register Here While Spots Remain!

In Flight "Launch" Winter 5K/10K training program kicks off on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Get the same great support and coaching as our marathon/half marathon program with this 12 week program that welcomes walkers and runners of all skill levels and gets you trained up for a 5K or 10K holiday goal race during November. Whether you just want to get off the couch and recommit to your fitness, run or walk your first race, return to the sport of running after a break or improve your current 5K or 10K time this is the program for you!

The Launch program includes 2 group workouts a week on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, online training schedules accessible via a phone app, 10% discount at Houston area Fleet Feet sports running stores, dry fit training T shirt, online video running instruction series, coaches to help lead the way at group workouts and all the team camaraderie you need to reach your finish line.

Register during early registration before January 18th and save $15 off registration. Regular pricing kicks in on January 19th and registration is open through week #3, February 2nd.

For more information or to register on-line check out the links below. Program is capped at 75 participants so register today to reserve your spot on our winter training team now. If you have questions about our 5K/10K program email us at info@inflightrunning.com or call Coach Michael Merlino at 713.523.2577.

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Sign Up During Early Registration Before March 31st & Save

2016-17 Distance Program - Marathon & Half Marathon Training
Early Registration Now Open!
Register Through March 31st @ Midnight Central For Best Pricing
Choose Your Race Goal - We'll Get You Ready!

Registration is now open for our 2016-17 programs including our 39 week "Distance" marathon & half marathon training season which starts in on May 28th, 2016 and runs through February 17, 2016. Register during early registration through March 31st and get the best possible deal on the 2016-17 season.

In Flight Running offers the longest, continuous training season in the Greater Houston area. The sooner you join the more training you can get in for that next goal marathon or half marathon race. Pick your goal races and we provide comprehensive on-line training schedules, full fluid support during long runs, awesome support, excellent coaching, webinars and more to help you get ready for that next big race goal.
Train for our hometown Houston Marathon/Half in January, the early fall series of major, national races (Chicago, San Antonio, New York, Marine Corps DC etc.) or winter races (Dallas, Vegas Rock n Roll, Houston, Miami, Sugarland, Woodlands, Austin, New Orleans RnR, Fort Worth etc.) Our longer, 39 week season allows beginners to build a solid running base and veteran marathoners to train for earlier fall races like New York City and Chicago and run multiple races within the same training season.

For more information on our programs email us at info@inflightrunning.com, call Coach Michael Merlino at 713.523.2577 to discuss your own situation or register at the link below:

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Early registration now open! - Commit to a spot on our training team early and save before March 31st.

To Learn More About Our Programs Check Out This Info Webinar With In Flight Head Coach & Founder Michael Merlino

If you need serious coaching and awesome support we've got it!

  • Runners of all skill levels and paces are welcome!
  • A welcoming group of over 200 members means more running friends and the camaraderie you need to keep you accountable!
  • Online comprehensive and progressive race training schedules accessible online or via a smart phone app
  • Daily email alerts that remind you what workouts and mileage are on the schedule for a rolling two days
  • In Flight Running phone app with group run check in, weather alerts, notifications of member news & access to In Flight webinars and radio show episode replays
  • One on one "coffee talks" available with head coach Michael Merlino to help you with your training and racing strategy
  • Fully supported Saturday long runs including fluid stations/trucks (iced down water and Gatorade) every 2 - 2.5 miles
  • Sag wagon service to take you back to your car if needed
  • Key drop service at homebase - we'll watch your keys while you run your long run
  • Licensed, certified massage therapists available at homebase after each long run
  • Live and on demand webinars & Q&As so you can learn more about running 24/7 where ever you are
  • Stellar Houston Marathon/Half race day support with 6 team cheering/aid stations on the course to propel you to the finish line!

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Training & Racing Tips Each Week From Coach Michael & His Guests
Show Airs Live Every Friday @ 11AM Central On
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Join In Flight Running founder and Head Coach. Michael Merlino, every Friday at 11am central time for the In Flight Running internet radio show on the Voice America Health & Wellness Radio hannel. Join Michael and his guests as they help you navigate your way towards becoming a better runner. Use the show episode player to the left to check out episodes now or hit the links below from his more popular show episodes.

The show is live and on demand on line on Michael's show host page or via the Voice America Radio app. It is also available via Podcast. Check out the links below for the most convenient way for you to access the show.

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Listen to episodes on my Voice America host page

Listen or subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher Radio App for Android devices

Listen To Our Most Popular Episodes Here

12/19/14 - Tech Gadgets & Gear Review For Running & Fitness

01/16/15 - What You Need To Know Before Training For Your First Marathon

02/13/15 - Running Gait, Foot Types & Common Running Injuries

02/20/15 - Determining Proper Run Pacing For Training & Racing

03/06/15 - Run Faster With Interval Training

04/10/15 - The Houston Marathon: An Interview With Race Director Brant Kotch

04/24/15 - Dream Big With Your Running: 2015 Boston Marathon Recap

05/01/15 - Getting Prepared For Marathon Training Season

05/15/15 - Shoe & Gear Review Update: Lindsey Perkins with Fleet Feet Rice

05/22/15 - Long Run Training Tips

06/19/15 - Marathon Training & Racing Mistakes To Avoid



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