I hope everyone enjoyed the nice drop in mileage last week. It’s time for our last “dress rehearsal” before the big dance. Twenty-three glorious miles this weekend. We have decided to offer a loop course again this week. Those choosing to go 23 miles will do 3 loops. Our reasoning for this is to offer a bathroom stop every 8 miles if needed. We will also post a water stop right outside the parking lot for those that just want to keep moving. Feel free to also do one or two of the loops in the opposite direction if you so desire.
Because this is our last long run, make sure you fine-tune all of your race specifics. Figure out exactly what you are going to wear, what you are going to eat (and at what increments), how you are going to stay hydrated and most importantly how you are going to pace yourself.
Click HERE to view this weeks 23 mile training route (3 loops).
Don’t forget to study up. We have put together what we believe to be the most comprehensive Online Running Manual available. All of your running/walking questions can be answered in this manual. If you are interested in participating in a mini marathon this fall, we would like to recommend the Fall Runathon series. This new series consists of a 5k (Sept. 6th), a 10K (Oct. 4th) and a mini marathon (Oct. 25th) Click on the link to get more details. Once again, I can’t stress enough the importance of recognizing our sponsors. Without these people, this program would not be possible. Here is a list with links for more information about each company.
Use the following bullet points to help you decide which schedule to use.
- Is this your first race of this distance? If YES, use beginner
- Are you willing to do speed-work and add a fourth day of running? If YES, jump to the Intermediate schedule
- If you have run this distance several times, want to increase your speed and are willing to put in the time, then proceed to the Advanced schedule.
- If you want to run recreationally to stay in shape and don’t really care about finish times, stick with the Beginner schedule.
- Beginner Full Marathon
- Intermediate Full Marathon
- Advanced Full Marathon
- Beginner Half Marathon
- Intermediate Half Marathon
- Advanced Half Marathon
Don’t forget that our number one goal is to promote the fine sport of running. We strive to do everything in our power to help make running an enjoyable experience for everyone. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions of concerns.