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Welcome To In Flight Running!
Houston Run Coaching Program - Training From The 5K To Marathon Distance

Free One Week Trial Of Our Marathon/Half Marathon Distance Program
Try Everything In Flight For One Full Week - Long Run - Speed - Hills - Strength Classes
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- Offer Expires August 15th

Are you training alone for you next big race? Never been a member of a group run coaching program? Now you can try everything we offer Houston area runners for one full week for free! The trial gives you a sample of a Saturday morning long run, Tuesday night Bayou run, Monday AM or PM speed/track workout and a Wednesday AM or PM hill workout.

Your one week trial starts on the day you book your first training session on our phone app (Itunes or Google play) and ends 7 days later. When your trial ends you receive an email with links to register for the season if you want to officially join us.

Beyond that you still have nothing to lose because we offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with our training program.

Register for the free 1 week trail here to get started

Register for our full 2015-16 season here

Register using our 3 EZ Payment plan and spread the cost of your membership over 3 monthly payments

New members accepted through August 31st or when we reach our 350 cap, whichever comes first

2015-16 Distance Program - Marathon & Half Marathon Training Registration Now Open!
Train For The Houston Marathon/Half Or Any Race In The World Right Here In Houston
Choose Your Race Goal - We'll Get You Ready!

Registration will be open for our 2015-16 marathon & half marathon training season through August or when we reach our 300 member cap. Register today and you can start training now and join us for Saturday long runs and optional speed/track workouts, hill training and strength training for runners classes.

In Flight Running offers the longest, continuous training season in Houston with our program kicking off on May 30, 2015 and running through February 20, 2016. The sooner you join the more training you can get in for that next goal marathon or half marathon race. Most runners join and start training with us during June and July each year. Pick your goal races and we provide comprehensive on-line training schedules, full fluid support during long runs, awesome support, excellent coaching, webinars amd more to help you get ready for that next big race goal.

In Flight now offers the longest, continuous marathon training season in Houston at 40 weeks. Train for the Houston Marathon/Half, the early fall series races of major 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 long, 40 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.

  • Call us at 713.523.2577
  • Email us at info@inflightrunning.com
  • FAQs - Check out some frequently asked questions by other runners about our programs
  • Registration now open! - We will accept new members through the month of August or until we reach our 300 member cap.

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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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 Channel. 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 Itunes for Apple devices

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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


In Flight's 5K/10K "Take Off" Training Program For Walkers & Runners
Registration Now Open For Our Fall Training Season - Sept 1 - November 24th
Group Runs/Walks - Tuesdays 6:15 PM - Saturdays 7:15 AM
Register Here While Spots Remain!

In Flight "Take Off" Fall 5K/10K training program kicks off on September 1, 2015. 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!

In Flight's "Take Off" 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 August 1st and save $15 off registration. Regular pricing kicks in on August 15th.

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 fall season team now. If you have questions about our 5K/10K program email us at info@inflightrunning
or call Coach Michael Merlino at 713.523.2577.

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Sign Up During Early Registration Before August 1st and Save $15