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Summer Training 2016

Marathon Training

Don’t train for your fall marathon alone.  Run with Coach Brendan along Chicago’s lakefront path on Saturday mornings, first group training run to be held Saturday, June 4, 2016.  

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This 19-week program will help prepare you for running or run/walking a fall marathon.  The training program coincides with the date of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2016, and the training schedule fits other half and full marathons in the fall season.  Coach Brendan will work with you to provide a training schedule suited to your needs and experience level.  

Whether you are new to running or training for a Boston Qualifier, Coach Brendan can help you get the most out of your training.  

Not all runners are the same.  We vary in experience, genetics and goals.  To accommodate runners of different levels, Coach Brendan has prepared six training schedules, 3 for continuous running and 3 for run/walking a marathon.  Upon registration, you will complete a questionnaire and Coach Brendan will assist you in selecting the training schedule best suited to your current condition.

He will work with you throughout the season to maximize your performance on race day.

Speed Training

If ya wanna run fast, ya gotta run fast!

Improve your race times with this 18-week Speed Training Program.  This Speed and Endurance Training Program is designed for the long distance runner preparing for a half or full marathon in late summer or the fall.  First training session is June 7, 2016.

This 18-week Speed Training Program will help experienced runners improve running times and race performance by building strength, endurance and speed.  While the training program targets a race date of October 9, 2016, coincident with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the schedule fits well for most other half or full marathons in late summer or fall.

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Combination Group Training and Speed Training

Register  for both the Speed Training and the Long Run Training Programs and save with Combination Program discount!

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Virtual Training

Can’t participate in group trainings but want to use Coach Brendan’s Marathon Training Program?  Register for Virtual Training Option – all benefits except participation in Saturday group runs.

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Training runs begin and end at Road Runner Sports, 1435 North Kingsbury.  Indoor facility where you can store your gear during the training run and purchase any gear or supplies you need.