Training

Summer – Fall Distance Runs – Get Ready!

Join us this summer and early fall for the Club Distance Runs!  We will be running at 7am starting July 15.  These runs will help you get ready for the Grand Rapids Half-Marathon or Marathon and our bus trip October 20 – 21, 2012.  Each run will be hosted by one of our coordinators: Ricki Alford, Nick Paulson or Valeria Rohde.  There will be aid at the start/finish and the route will be loop courses in Champaign-Urbana or Mahomet so you can train for either the half or full marathon.  We look forward to you joining us!  If you would like to assist with hosting any of the runs please email

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Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Training

Second Wind offers full and half marathon training programs throughout the year. Generally, the training targets either a spring or fall marathon. Training programs are a great way to meet fellow runners (within your pace!) and gain the experience of seasoned runners. The programs provide pace leaders, hydration and routes to get you on course to your goal.

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Women's Running Group

Second Wind has two 8 week Women's Running Groups for those new to running, returning after a break from running or just seeking the camaraderie of a group. The goal of these balanced, progressive sessions is to develop a basic running program for women who are newer to running in order to prepare participants to complete a 5K race and include more experienced women as mentors to lead pace groups and help answer questions about running.
 
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