Nutrition/Hydration for Endurance Athletes
2013 Spring Marathon & Half Marathon
Training Program Overview!
- We will have a kick-off meeting at 6:00 on Thursday, January 3 at the Bloomington Police Department in the OsBorn Meeting room on the 2nd Floor, 305 S. East Street in Bloomington, where we will outline the training program, answer questions and provide training schedules.
- Organized long runs will begin the weekend of January 5-6 at 8:00 am. Meet at the Allers shelter at the triangle on constitution trail just off Linden street behind the Normal Parks and Recreation building. However, the final meeting location will be posted on the LRC & LRC's marathon training group's Facebook pages no later than noon on Friday.
- We will have 4 or 5 informational meetings on the Thursdays following the kick-off meeting. Topics to be covered include; Stretching and Recovery - before and after the workout, Hydration/Nutrition, Strength Training for Runners, and Tips & Strategies from a panel of experts.
- The location for the informational meetings will be located at the Bloomington Police Department's Osborn meeting room, 305 S. East Street, Bloomington Il, starting at 6:00 pm for approximately an hour.
Thinking about running a marathon or half marathon this Spring? Donít want to do all those
long runs by yourself? How about joining the Lake Run Club Spring Marathon & Half Marathon training
group? The marathon program is based on a 15-week build-up for the Illinois Marathon in late April and the Flying Pig Marathon in early May.
This program is not
solely for people running those events as there are a number of other good Spring marathons you may be interested in.
Many other marathons and half marathons
are listed out on the web. (e.g. The
Marathon Guide US calendar)
The Spring Marathon Training program is ideal for runners who have never attempted the 26.2/13.1 distance. 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 Illinois 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
- The race is fun! There are many spectators to cheer
you on along the way!
- They have various training aids on their website
- The Health and Fitness Expo
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)
Click here to register for the Spring Marathon Training Program.
(The Program fee does not include your registration into the race. You
must register for that separately, on your own)
If you have questions about the Lake Run Clubís 2012 Marathon Training Group, please contact Michael Fazio .
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 8:00 a.m.
starting Saturday, January 5. 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 in most weather conditions, however in the event of severe winter conditions, training may be cancelled that day, please check the LRC Facebook page for more information re: cancellations. All important posts will be posted to the LRC & LRC Marathon Training Group's Facebook pages. It is advised to check for training announcements prior to leaving your home for training.
Groups will form up and leave from the shelter or that weeks designated starting location. 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
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