Norton Sports Health Training Program

REGISTER FOR FREE!

 

This FREE miniMarathon, Marathon, and Virtual Race training program features 15 weeks of suggested runs for individuals, training tips and preparation, all courtesy of Norton Sports Health team!

Trainees have the opportunity to talk with professionals about nutrition, training tips, injury prevention and education.

All registrants receive:

  • A FREE downloadable training manual
  • Live Q&A with Training & Medical experts during the Virtual Training Program Kick-Off on January 12th
  • Access to training experts to help get you ready for race day
  • Weekly Virtual Training Program Meet-Ups with Stephanie Fish of Norton Sports Health

 

The first 800 to register for both the Norton Sports Health Training Program, AND the any of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival Race Options will receive a FREE Tech Shirt.

Shirt & training program swag pick-up will be at the Swags Sport Shoes this year, during the following days:

    • Saturday, January 16th: 3-6 PM
    • Sunday, January 17th: 1-4 PM
    • Monday, January 18th: 3-6 PM
    • Tuesday, January 19th: 3-6 PM

 

SWAGS SPORT SHOES SOUTH

7415 3rd Street Rd.
Auburndale Shopping Ctr
Louisville, KY, 40214

 

Get Started with the Training Program! 

Connect with other runners who are also in training by joining the Training Program Facebook Group!

Get the latest updates, as well as ask all of your training questions and join virtual Weekly Check-In’s with Stephanie Fish, the Norton Sports Health expert and Program Leader.

 

Join the Facebook Group

 

 

Download the Training Program Manual

This guide, created by Norton Sports Health experts and doctors is packed with everything you need to help you go from beginner to race ready.

Get tips for starting your training, nutritional information, cross-training suggestions, and more! Plus, get a week-by-week suggested Training Schedule for both miniMarathon and Marathon lengths, to make sure you’re able to build up to your chosen distance. 

 

Download the Official 2021 Training Manual

Get the One-Page Training Schedule

 

 

Join the weekly Tuesday Training Talks!

Stephanie Fish offers weekly support every Tuesday at noon during the Training season with LIVE Tuesday Training Talks. Learn about everything from improving your speed to how to prevent injury, with expert guest speakers.

Space is limited, so make sure you sign-up beforehand. All Tuesday Training Talk recordings will be available after they air live, through the Norton Sports Health Training Program Facebook Group.

 

Register for Each Tuesday Talk!

 

TUESDAY TALK SCHEDULE:

  • 1/19/2021: General Health in the winter months
  • 1/26/2021:  Getting Faster
  • 2/2/2021: Stretching & Yoga
  • 2/9/2021: Injury Prevention with KORT
  • 2/16/2021: Common Aches & Pains
  • 2/23/2021: Cold & Rainy Weather Running tips
  • 3/2/2021: The Importance of Rest Days
  • 3/9/2021: Cross Training 101 with Norton Sports Performance
  • 3/16/2021: Nutrition & Hydration while you run
  • 3/23/2021: Injury treatment with KORT
  • 3/30/2021: Perseverance and Grit
  • 4/6/2021: Expecting the Unexpected
  • 4/13/2021: Mental Preparedness
  • 4/20/2021: Race Day Tips with the Race Director

 

 

 

Missed the January 12th Norton Sports Health Training Program Kick-Off? Watch it here: 

 

What is the Norton Sports Health Training Program? 

The Norton Sports Health Training Program is a  FREE15-week program designed to help new runners prepare to complete the Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon. This year, the Training Program will be held virtually, but will still offer week-by-week schedules for mileage, along with nutrition, health and safety tips.  

Are there weekly training runs this year? 

Training runs will be completed individually this year. Participants can find multiple course options in their manual. Each week from January-April, participants can pick from routes in different locations around Louisville. 

I have never participated in an organized road race event before, can I really train to run or walk my first marathon or half marathon?

Many of our runners and walkers have never participated in an organized road race before, and that’s okay. Most people, even with no prior experience, can finish a full or half-marathon provided they follow a sanctioned & structured training program start to finish. It’s more a matter of being able to commit to following the program each week, than to have previous experience running. 

Can I use the Norton Sports Health Training Program to train for the Virtual Race Options?

Absolutely! Whether you run your Virtual Race all at once or over multiple days, you can follow the Training Program to help get you into running shape.  

I  don’t know about running gear, diet, training techniques, or body maintenance, will there be information given on these topics? 

Absolutely! Many of our participants will be relative beginners at running and/or walking, so don’t feel like you are the only one.

For those new to the sport, we highly recommend attending the Virtual Norton Sports Health Training Program Kick-Off on January 12th. At the virtual kick-off event, we will have sports medicine professionals in attendance from Norton Sports Health to answer YOUR questions live!

With our training program, you’ll also receive a self-guided official manual from Norton Sports Health, which will be available for download after the Kick-Off. This will be a guide to help walkers and runners of all levels train safely, while enjoying their time preparing for their first half or full marathon. The Manual includes tips for safe walking and running, injury prevention, cross-training, and nutrition. Plus, there are complete training calendars and maps to help you stay on track. 

won’t be able to join the program until late, or I won’t be able to attend all the training runs, is that okay?

You can join the training program after the official kick-off in January, however we strongly encourage that you start your training from that first week and doing your best to keep up with the training runs on your own schedule. This will ensure you’re adequately trained to complete your race. 

How do I get a FREE Training shirt?

You must be in one of the first 800 to register for both the Norton Sports Health Training Program, AND the any of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival Race Options will receive a FREE Tech Shirt.

Shirt & training program swag pick-up will be at the Swags Sport Shoes this year, during the following days:

    • Saturday, January 16th: 3-6 PM
    • Sunday, January 17th: 1-4 PM
    • Monday, January 18th: 3-6 PM
    • Tuesday, January 19th: 3-6 PM