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Half Marathon Training Program

MDRA offers two half marathon training program cycles a year, a Spring session with a goal race of Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and a Fall session with a goal race of City of Lakes Marathon!

Read testimonials from past participants here!

2020 MDRA SPRING PROGRAM

16 week program geared for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Information Session February 25, 2020 – Location TBA (or watch last years info session here)

First Run February 29, 2020 – Location TBA – Coaches will be on site at 7:30am. Run starts at 8am sharp!

Registration opens on Jan 1, 2020  Class Registration: 2020 Spring Marathon & Half Marathon Program

2020 Coaches: Chad Austin, TBA

Spring Training Overview

Training: Certified coaches collaborate on a 15-week training plan with four distinct training groups so you can train at the level right for your fitness and lifestyle.  It is recommended that half marathon runners have a base of at least 10-15 miles a week before entering the class. Group runs are Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Program runs in conjunction with the Marathon Training Program.

Guaranteed Entries: Registration for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is full. We have guaranteed entries for class participants!

Location: Group runs meet at a variety of locations across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, primarily focused on locations around the lakes and river road.

Communication: Certified coaches are at each run and available via email to answer your questions. Bi-weekly emails are sent with run location, workout and training tips.

Education: Guest speakers and coaches cover training topics such as injury prevention, mental preparation, nutrition and different training methods and philosophies.

Hydration Support: Hydration stops serving Powerade and water along your group runs.

Midweek runs: Tuesday runs begin at 6:00pm and help you remain consistent in your training.

SWAG:  Your choice of MDRA Training gear!

The group training dynamic: Gain confidence, security and camaraderie with the support of a training group.

Team leads: run with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced MDRA member pace group leaders.

Special shopping days:  Deep discounts scheduled twice a session to get you set up with everything you’ll need for training.

Cost: MDRA members $130.  Join MDRA for only $25 a year!  Does not include race registration.

2020 MDRA FALL PROGRAM

11 week program geared for City of Lakes Half Marathon.

Information Session June 24, 2020

First group run June 29, 2019 – Coaches and MDRA staff will be on site at 7:30am. Run starts at 8am sharp!

Registration opens March 1, 2020 ✓ Class Registration: 2020 FALL Marathon & Half Marathon Program

Coaches: TBA

FALL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Training: Certified coaches collaborate on a training plan with four distinct training groups so you can train at the level right for your fitness and lifestyle. It is recommended that half marathon runners have a base of at least 10-15 miles a week before entering the class. Group runs are Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Half and Full Training Programs run in conjunction with each other.

Location: Group runs meet at a variety of locations across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, primarily focused on the lakes and River Road.

Communication: Certified coaches are at each run and available via email to answer your questions. Bi-weekly emails are sent with run location, workout and training tips.

Education: Guest speakers and coaches cover training topics such as injury prevention, mental preparation, nutrition and different training topics.

Hydration Support: Hydration stops serving Powerade and water along your group runs.

Midweek runs: Tuesday runs begin at 6:00pm and help you remain consistent in your training by offering a group setting to push you through speed or hillwork..

SWAG: Your choice of MDRA Training gear!

The group training dynamic: Gain confidence, security and camaraderie with the support of a training group.

Team leads: Run with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced MDRA member pace group leaders.

Special shopping days: Deep discounts scheduled twice a session to get you set up with everything you’ll need for training.

Cost: MDRA members $130.  Join MDRA for only $25 a year!  Does not include race registration

Please contact Sarah at MDRA with any questions.

 

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