It is all about choices, your choices and you are in control.
The training period this fall will run from mid-June through mid-December. This will allow folks to focus on training for races from late September to December time-frame. The first group run will be Saturday, June 14, and will start at the Brentwood Library at 6 am. Plan to be there a few minutes early because we will start on time.
The start date of your training is based on your race date. Your training plan will have links to maps and cue sheets for the long runs. If your training does not start for several weeks, don’t wait until then to join the Saturday runs. Just select a distance and a route from the routes and cue sheet page and join in.
This training group is very loosely structured. Steve Blume has organized the group and I have put together the training and the routes. Our goal is to make it simple. You are responsible for providing your own fluids, but our routes are designed to utilize restrooms and water fountains at planned intervals. It is your responsibility each week to review the map and print the cue sheet.
Even though there are no “pace groups,” you are encouraged to find folks that run close to your pace.
Let’s make a difference
There is not a “direct” charge to you to participate in this program. Instead, we ask that you agree to raise funds for a charity of your choice or make a donation to one of the group’s charity runners. The suggested donation is $100. In the past two years, the Run 4 Others group has raised more than $37,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With the expanded training season and the potential of including more charities, the difference this group can make is huge.
If you have any suggestions or questions about training, please contact Steve or me.
Glad to have you as a part of this training group and looking forward to a great time.