If you have questions about the Lake Run
Club's 2012 Marathon Training Group, please contact Tim Rood .
Marathon Training Registration Form
Nutrition/Hydration for Endurance Athletes
2012 Marathon & Half Marathon
- We will have a kick-off meeting at on Thurssday, June 21st, where we will outline the training program, answer questions and provide training schedules at 6:00 in the South Classroom at the IWU Shirk Center.
- Organized long runs will begin the weekend of June 23rd-24th at 6:30
. Meet at the Allers shelter at the triangle on
constitution trail just off Linden street behind the Normal Parks and
- We will have 4 informational meetings on the Wednesdays following the kick-off meeting. Topics to be covered include Stretching, Hydration/Nutrition, Strength Training and Tips & Strategies from a panel of experts
- The location for the meetings is the South Classroom at the IWU Shirk Center...time 6:00-7:00
Thinking about running a marathon or half marathon this fall? Don’t want to do all those
long runs by yourself? How about joining the Lake Run Club Marathon & Half Marathon training
group? The marathon program is based on a 15-week build-up to the 2012
Chicago Marathon which is on October 7, 2012. Good target Half Marathons include the Mahomet Half Marathon on August 18th or the Peoria Half Marathon on August 26th. This program is not
solely for people running those events. Many other marathons and half marathons
are listed out on the web. (e.g. The
Marathon Guide US calendar) The program is open to beginners
as well as experienced marathoners. The only requirements are that
you are running 15-25 miles a week and are able to run 8 continuous
miles (5 for half marathoners) without stopping. You should be able to accomplish this by the
first run of the program.
The marathon training program is ideal for runners who have never
attempted the 26.2/13.1 mile distance, because it offers:
- Proven training schedules from
Hal Higdon.com. This takes the high-mileage week pressures off the
first-timer and gradually eases them into the marathon training.
- The support of training with a group. This is especially important
for the longer weekend runs.
- The opportunity to tap the experienced, brilliant minds of seasoned
The Chicago Marathon is also an excellent event for the first timer for
- They have a special section, newsletter and other items for debut marathoners
- The race is a short drive from Bloomington-Normal
- The course is flat
- The field is large so you always have someone to run with (2nd
largest marathon in the world)
- The race is fun! There are more than a million spectators to cheer
you on every mile of the way!
- They have various training aids on their website
- The Health and Fitness Expo includes over 150 exhibitors
Reserve them now! The hotels will fill up quickly. Visit the
Chicago Marathon Web site under Hotels and Travel for a list of many hotels available. If
you’ve ever done the Chicago Marathon, you know how difficult it can be to
reserve a hotel room on marathon weekend. The Lake Run Club does not
reserve rooms. You'll need to make the reservations yourself.
The registration fee is:
- $45 for Lake Run Club members
- $55 for non-LRC members
- subtract $10 if you do not want the training program shirt
The fee includes:
- 15 weeks of organized group long runs
- Informative speakers (in the first 5 weeks)
- Marathon training schedule
- For non-members, membership in the
Lake Run Club (a $15 value)
- LRC Marathon training shirt (optional)
The fee does not include your registration into the race. You
must register on your own. If you have questions about the Lake Run Club’s 2012 Marathon Training Group, please contact Tim Rood .
here to register.
What to Expect
At our first meeting, program information, training schedules, and a
schedule of future meetings will be distributed.
Group long runs will be held Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m.
starting Saturday, June 25th. Gatorade and water will be supplied
along the way. See Opportunities to Run with
Others for the starting location and a map.
We will set the drinks out for the run no matter what the weather.
Groups will form up and leave from the shelter. It will be up
to you to partner up with your fellow runners. Veteran
marathoners, usually lead the way and offer advice and encouragement. Running
with others is a great way to keep yourself going through those long
For more information, contact: