You’ve joined the Minneapolis Running, Grandma’s Marathon race team…


Don’t Worry. We Will Help you Train!

Our mission is to motivate Minnesotans to become stronger runners while living happier lives.

Becoming a stronger runner is tough. It involves a lot of hard work, consistency, discipline and focus.

We believe training as part of a community is always better than training alone. It will not only encourage you in the tough stuff, but can lead to a happier life.

With that in mind, we have three training options to help you become a stronger, happier runner while training for Grandma’s Marathon, 2015.

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Option 1


Time-based Marathon Plan

Monthly Group Q&A

Members only Community Forum

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Option 2


Custom Training Plan

Final Surge Account

Bi-Monthly group coaching call

Monthly group video Q&A

Team only community forum

Marathon Course educational videos

Unlimited email (within reason)

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Option 3


Option 2 + Individual coaching

Ideal for someone who has specific goal

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  • Once you sign up, we will send you a coaching intake form. Upon completion, we will schedule a 15 – 20 minute phone chat to talk through your goals and begin building your plan.

  • Final Surge has all of the features that you need to track and analyze your training, from planning future workouts to importing GPS data and viewing numerous reports and statistical charts about your activities. Because coach Vega will be using this to build your plan, you will both have access to see and modify your training as needed. You can also leave notes and comments about how a certain workout went.

  • Every 2 weeks, you will have the chance to talk with Coach Vega about your training. By reviewing your Final Surge progress together, you can make adjustments if you are ahead or behind schedule.

    The group coaching call is also a great way to learn from others runners. By listening in on the call, you’ll have the chance to learn from and ask others what’s working and what isn’t.

    In addition to the bi-monthly call, feel free to communicate with your coach as needed via email.

  • Once a month we will host an online webinar style Q&A where you can ask any and all of the questions that may come up about training. It will be recorded, so you can refer back to it later.

  • We have created a series of 8 educational conversations with marathon and running experts. These 30 minute web chats have been recorded to help answer some of the most common questions about training for and running a marathon. These aren’t meant to be exhaustive. Simply a great way to help you learn about the rigors of marathon training and racing.

    Topics include shoe and gear buying, nutrition, training and race strategy, as well as advice to help you stay injury free and best prepared to make it to the starting line well rested, fully fueled and injury free.

    These video, audio and written training modules will be available to you forever, including any updates or new content we may add down the road.

  • Training officially begins on March 1, but we will send you a plan about what you can be doing before then.