The NF Endurance Team has joined up with Team Ortho for our training runs on Saturdays. Below is information regarding the upcoming training on April 4, 2009. If you would like to get involved with this group, please contact us as email@example.com, or leave a message on this post along with a way to get in touch with you.
There are now less then 60 days left before the Downtown Marathon/Half Marathon on
May 31st. Our training runs are continuing to get longer as we build up our endurance for the big day. This week the marathon group will be doing a 14 mile run and the half Marathon group will be doing 5 miles. I have decided to keep the meeting location at the same place as last week due to the weather conditions and since most people are familiar with the area, we will also be moving our meeting time to 8:00am.
This week we will meet at the Mill Ruins Park on the west side of the river. We will start by jogging to the actual start line of the marathon and doing the full 5 mile first loop. The marathon group will do two of the upper loops with a little more added on. The Half Marathon group will only need to do the first loop. If you have not been on one of the group training runs yet I highly recommend it. Don't let the bad weather conditions keep you from missing out. Our training group has grown and formed into a very diverse group. We have newbie runners all the way up to veteran marathoners and pace groups ranging from 8:30 mile pace to walkers. There is a great chance that you can find someone here to help motivate you in your training.
Additionally, we will have all the amenities on this run that we have had at the others. There will be a water stop serving Lemon Lime Heed and water at various points in the run. There are bathrooms on the course located in 4 different areas spaced out approximately every 2 miles.
14 miles is a long way to run on a rainy, snowy day but its a lot longer if you do it alone. I hope that you will brave the predicted snow and join me for a good training run.
See you there,
Caleb, Team Ortho