2018 Spring Half Marathon Training Program
Goal Race Date is April 7, 2018 (CFA 1/2 Marathon in Athens, GA)
Training begins January 31st, 2018. Practices will be on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm & Saturday mornings at 8:00 am.
An informational session will be held on January 24th 6:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports.
Join the tens of thousands of people who challenge themselves every year to the fastest growing distance race in the country – the half marathon. This terrific 13.1 mile distance race in Athens is challenging and achievable. Our programs target runners, run/walkers and walkers. Our exceptional coaching staff will lead you in your training. Pace groups, speed work, and specific training plans will enable anyone who can currently run 4 miles to finish their first half marathon or improve over previous performances.
You will receive a full training program that includes 2 group-members only workouts per week as well as our weekly fun runs open to everyone. This is a great event and we'll tailor your training so come race day, you'll be as prepared as you can get!
Q: What is the cost of the registration?
A: The cost is $100. This includes a technical shirt and also included in the fee is RRCA insurance, exclusive clinics (nutrition, injury prevention, etc.), prizes, giveaways, coupons, offers incentives, expert coaching and mentor assistance.
Q: Do I have to be running the same goal race as the program is designed for?
A: No, you are more than welcome to run ANY race and still train with us! Just make sure that you get with the coach beforehand and talk about your dates and tapering needs.
Q: I am a very slow runner. Is this still the right program for me?
A: Absolutely. We want to inspire and educate runners of all levels, regardless of pace! We will always have trainees and Mentors to run alongside you, so you need not worry about being alone on the runs. Just make sure you are meeting the mileage requirements as posted on the registration page before you sign up.
Q: If I have already run an endurance event but I am looking for a group to train with is this program right for me?
A: You are always welcome to join in on the fun and reap the educational and motivational benefits that the program provides! This program should challenge even more advanced runners, so there will still be many obstacles presented to you.
Q: If I miss workouts, or I have to consistently miss one of the days of our weekly meetings does that mean I cannot be involved in the program?
A: Of course you can still be involved! We would love to have every trainee at every run, but understand that life and obligations may get in the way. Just make sure that you are completing your training runs independently so you don’t fall behind on your progress! Also, let your coach know when you are expected to miss so we don’t worry about you!
Q: How do I register?
Q: What if I have to miss the informational meeting?
A: No big deal! The informational meeting is not mandatory. Just come to the first workout and we can get you up to speed then. Or e-mail the Training Program Coordinator what day you are planning to attend and she can give you a run-down, send you the informational handout via e-mail and walk you through registration.
Q: Can I come to the first workout before deciding to register?
A: Of course! We are confident after you see what the programs are all about that you will want to get involved!
Q: What does the training schedule look like?
A: We will be starting at smaller mileages and building over the course of the program. It will never change suddenly or dramatically and you will always be well prepared for any increase distance. You can also expect track workouts, hill workouts and trail runs on a fairly regular basis. We tailor the schedule as we go along and factor in how you are responding to the workouts & mileage. This IS NOT a cookie cutter program.
Q: Where do we meet?
A: The training locations will be at the store and any changes to this will be announced well before the practice.