LSF Road Runners is a program for runners of all levels who wish to train for a half marathon or marathon. There are two different programs offered; for beginners and intermediate athletes.
January 16th is the start of Pre-Season Training for the Chicago Marathon and Half Marathon. Pre-Season training is designed to take beginner running and work on building their endurance levels to where they can run 6 miles non-stop by April. For intermediate runners, the pre-season runs are designed to help build speed and strength. For all runners throughout Pre-Season there are also 30 minute drills and skills classes to work develop better running efficiency.
Members of LSF Road Runners will receive a comprehensive training plan for both pre-season and race season via Training Peaks, pre-season skills and drills classes 2 times a week and 2 coached group runs a week lasting through mid-October. For further details, contact Kimberly Shah at email@example.com
Pre-Season for half and marathon runners: January 16th through April 1st
Beginners: 3 run workouts, 2-3 cross-train workouts/or suggested classes and 1-2 days off
Intermediate: 4 run workouts, 2 cross-train workouts/or suggested classes and 1 day off
Coached Runs are on Tuesday and Thursday.Tuesday’s Track Practice will be held indoors at LSF through end of March. There will be 3 different scheduled times: 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Thursday’s Cruise Intervals are also held indoors at LSF through end of March at 10:30 a.m. Skills and Drills is at LSF (meeting location TBD) on Tuesday at 7:30 and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. These sessions last 30 minutes.
Race Season for half and marathon runners: April 2nd through October 14th
Beginners: 4 run workouts, 2 cross-train workouts/or suggested classes and 1 day off
Intermediate: 4-5 run workouts, 1-2 cross-train workouts/or suggested classes and 1 day off
*Beginner Program – for runners starting with no endurance base and wanting to train to just finish the race without walking. *Intermediate Program – for runners who have an established endurance base and are looking to finish races with a specific time goal.