Genesis Running: Half Marathon Training Class Begins August 27

By: Kayla Dodd

Half Marathon Training

The fall 2017 half marathon training will start with a kickoff workshop on Sunday, August 27th at 5:00 pm at Area 34 in Hurricane and the training will last for 9 weeks to prepare for the Marshall University Half Marathon on Sunday, November 5th. The class is great for runners attempting their first half marathon 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. Classes meet in both Hurricane at Valley Park and Charleston at Coonskin.

Who:  For runners with at least six months of running experience. Minimum requirements prior to week 1 is a long run of 6 miles and 15 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, August 27th at 5:00 pm and then for weekly coached group workouts at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays during the 9 weeks.

Where:  We'll meet for the kickoff at Area 34 in Hurricane and for the coached workouts  at Valley Park in Hurricane and Coonskin Park in Charleston. 

For $125 ($100 Genesis alumni) your non refundable registration includes:

  • Weekly group coaching sessions, training plans, weekly messages with workout specifics. 
  • Genesis Running Team Shirt
  • Led by two RRCA certified coaches
  • Instruction on all of the necessities such as nutrition, hydration, and strength training for runners.
  • Classes in both Hurricane and Charleston

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



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