2017 Full and Half Marathon Training Program

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Sponsored by Body n' Sole, Great Harvest Bread Co., and Second Wind Running Club.

Planning to run the Full or Half-Marathon at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 22, 2017?

Do you need motivation to run through the winter?

Join Second Wind Running Club's half & full marathon training program!

The marathon training program is intended for runners who have some running experience and want to finish their first half or full marathon.

Full Marathon participants:  By the first day of the 15-week program, full marathon participants should be able to run 8 miles, with weekly mileage of at least 25 miles per week and have participated in a half marathon. The training levels for the marathon training program includes beginner and intermediate levels.


Half Marathon participants:  By the first day of the 15-week program, half marathon participants should be able to run 4 to 6 miles, run at least 2 to 4 times per week, and have participated in a 5K or 10K. There will be both a 3-day per week and 4-day per week training program available.

Program Highlights

  • 2017 individual membership in Second Wind Running Club
  • 15-week marathon or half-marathon training program
  • Long-sleeved, gender-specific technical shirt
  • Weekly group training runs with pace leaders always occur on Saturdays (except  Week 1 when our first run will be on Sunday, January 8). Half Marathon training group always runs from Body n’ Sole, except the last few weeks when we run on the actual half marathon course. In January, February, and March, marathon training runs alternate one week starting from Body n’ Sole and the alternate week at a location in and around Champaign-Urbana.  The final three runs will be on the race course.

All half marathon training runs start at 8:00 am. The marathoners also start at 8:00 am for the first few weeks then change to 7:00 am when the runs get longer, around the middle of February.

  • Monthly informative seminars with knowledgeable guest speakers
  • Kick-Off event at Body n’ Sole Sports on Thursday, January 5 at 7:00 pm
  • Celebration/Wrap-Up Party at Biaggi’s on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00 pm

Program Schedule

Thursday, January 5: 7:00 p.m. Kick-Off event at Body n’ Sole Sports

  • Sunday, January 8: First training run for full and half-marathoners.  Meet at Body n’ Sole at 8:00 a.m.
  • On Thursdays (schedule TB announced): Guest speakers at Body n’ Sole Sports
  • Saturday, April 15: Post run race nuts and bolts talk at Body n’ Sole Sports
  • Wednesday, April 27: Celebration/Wrap-Up Party at Biaggi’s

Questions about the training program?  Contact marathontraining@secondwindrunningclub.org.

Cost of Program:

  • $60 Individual
  • $50 Additional Individuals from household**

**If you have more than one person in your household participating, the addtional runners should select $50 option.  Each participant must submit registration form.  

Note: registration closes on December 12—or earlier, if the marathon program reaches 50 participants and the half-marathon program reaches 75 participants.

Payment is by credit card only.

 

October 1st, 2016 7:00 PM   through   April 27th, 2017 6:00 PM
Individual Participant $ 60.00
Additional Household Participant (new!) $ 50.00

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