Genesis Charleston Distance Run 15 Miler Class Starts on June 25

By: Kayla Dodd

The Genesis CDR 15 mile training class will start with a kickoff workshop on Sunday, June 25th at 5:00 pm in Hurricane and the training will last for 9 weeks to prepare for the Charleston Distance Run 15 miler on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The class is great for runners attempting their first CDR and for experienced runners who have never had coaching. The class teaches essentials for endurance training that apply to races of the half marathon distance and longer.

About the Class: 

Who:  For runners with at least six months of running experience. Minimum requirements prior to week 1 is a long run of 7 miles and 18 weekly miles.

What: Coaching on general principles for endurance training, race specific workouts to develop speed and endurance, and coaching on specific types of workouts like hill repeats, pace intervals, pace runs, aerobic development, and progression runs.

​When:  Meet for a kick off workshop on Sunday, June 25th at 5:00 pm and then for weekly coached group workouts at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays during the 9 weeks.  The workshop is not mandatory but beneficial.

Where:  We'll meet for the kickoff at Area 34 in Hurricane and for the coached workouts  at various locations in Charleston.

Why:  For those seeking professional coaching and advice to try their first CDR or to improve on their CDR PR.   Coaching generally appeals  to runners who like structure, discipline, accountability and the camaraderie of training partners.

For $125 your non refundable registration includes:

  • Weekly group coaching sessions, training plans, weekly email messages with workout specifics and video instruction
  • Genesis team t-shirt
  • RRCA certified coaches lead the workouts
  • Instruction on all of the necessities such as nutrition, hydration, and strength training for runners

For questions please contact coach Matt Young at 304.549.4149 or use the contact page.




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