CarreraThon Marathon/Half Marathon

Training Program

CarreraThon announces its Training Program specifically designed to get you ready for your next marathon.

The Program will be guided by experienced marathon runners and will include seminars on nutrition, footwear, injury prevention as well as training meetups 3 times a week.

The GUSTO Series of 5 races is recommended to get you ready for the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon on November 17 as well as other marathons during the season. This Training Program is a complement to the GUSTO Readiness Series available to anyone who signs up for all 5 GUSTO races. Click the REGISTER button now!


Training + GUSTO Series bundle: only $125

Training Program

Base is the most important phase of marathon training. You can complete a marathon on just doing base training.
Dates: May 5 – July 27

Strength Training
It is crucial to build up your Strength and Endurance. Main workouts will be tempo runs, fartlek and increase of mileage.
Dates: July 28 – September 21

This is to gain speed thru a series of speed repetition workouts such as fartlek and track workouts with minimum recovery in between repetitions.
Dates: September 22 – October 19

Decrease of mileage, main workouts will be speed repetitions with long recovery in between.
Dates: October 20 – November 13

Training Program Director

José Iñiguez

In his career, José Iñiguez has run professionally in over 20 countries. He is the winner of the 1989 & 1994 San Antonio Marathons as well as the 1995 Motorola Marathon.

Since he was a teenager, Iñiguez has been a prominent runner and has won countless races, mostly during the late 80s and early 90s. “When I was a teenager at Santa Ynez High School (California) I watched the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and I watched Carlos Lopez win the marathon and Sebastian Coe win the 1,500 meters,” he recalls. “That looked like something that was very unique and I felt like I belonged in running.” Setting the Santa Ynez High School records in the mile and two miles, Iñiguez continued his winning streak in junior college, where he was undefeated for 10 straight cross-country races and was runner-up at the California Community College State Championships.

When José arrived in San Antonio to run for UTSA, he became a two-time TAAC Conference Champion in cross country. Iñiguez’s college experience honed his running, and he savored multiple victories at the elite level.

José Iñiguez holds the current event record of 2:16:07 at the 1989 San Antonio Marathon. He is also the record-holder for the 1995 Austin Motorola Marathon with a 2:16:27.

Training Program Staff

Lana Hernandez

Lana Hernandez has had the privilege to participate in numerous organized sports through her childhood, adolescence and adulthood including playing college basketball for 2 years. The one constant factor has always been running. Through seasons and years of volleyball, basketball and cross country, her running has sustained the test of time. She continues to enjoy participating in 5k's, 10k's and half marathons. Her love for running has created wonderful and humbling opportunities such as assisting in coordinating the Street2Feet running group, developing health and wellness programs for families living in shelters, and also executing successful running events for IAAP.

Minny Iñiguez

Minny is an experienced runner having run seven (7) marathons including the 2008 Boston Marathon. She started running in 2005 at age 44 and ran her 1st marathon in 2006 with a time of 4:21. Minny ran her Boston Marathon qualifying time at the 2007 San Antonio Marathon where she ran a time of 3:58.

Minny works full time for IAAP. On the weekends she starts her day at 4am and after working with the IAAP crew setting up the finish line structure and the course, she will also run the race.

Anthony Tsia

Growing up, I traveled extensively with my family. After the passing of my father, I turned toward sports and became a stand out athlete. After high school, I joined the Armed Forces, traveled the world, and learned about different cultures, finally returning to San Antonio to receive my degree in Kinesiology from UTSA. My career as a personal trainer and sports resort manager prepared me to work for IAAP and a WORLD CLASS runner, Jose Iniguez. Now my passion for running is also a passion for helping others reach their fitness goals.

Teresa Troll

Teresa didn’t start running until she turned 50. For her 50th birthday she decided to run her first marathon, the Marine Corp at Washington DC in 2006. Her marathons include: San Antonio Rock and Roll, Austin Chevron Houston, White Rock Dallas, Shamrock Virginia Beach, New York, Chicago, and 3 Boston Marathons. Her highlights include age group wins in the San Antonio Half Marathon in 2007, San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in 2012 and the Shiner Half Marathon in 2012. Teresea also won her age group in the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Rock Marathon in 2010 with a time of 3:39 and just recently won her age group in the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon with a time of 3:37.

What started out to be a 50th year challenge has become a permanent part of her life. She often refers to running as a talent discovered late in life. Whether running for fun, training, or in a race, Teresa gives it her best and enjoys sharing the running experience with others.

Meet Ups

MeetUps are in process...Join Us!

Training MeetUps are three (3) times a week - anyone can sign up! Schedule:
Sundays, 7am - 9am (long runs)
Tuesdays, 7pm - 8:30
Thursdays, 7pm - 8:30
Please note: longer runs will be done on Sundays; Meetup locations are at several sites. Registration includes details, training info, and running schedule.
When you sign up, you will provided detailed schedules but these are some of the places we'll meet up:
Concepcion Park
Brackenridge Park
McAllister Park
Valero Park
Roosevelt Park
Mission Reach
Blue Star

Is this for ME?

The Training Program is designed for ALL runners - beginners just learning to run, intermediates with experience, and disciplinarians who are taking no chances about being ready.

Jose Iñiguez, Motorola Marathon