Half Marathon Training
spring half marathon - starts February 9th
Are you planning to run 13.1? Our half marathon programs are open to everyone from the runner attempting their first endurance event to the repeat competitive runner. Training can be individualized to your experience and goals. The program will prepare to race your best - whether you're new to long distance running or a seasoned half marathoner.
Our half marathon groups meet twice a week - once a week for speed workouts and once a week for long runs. Your expert coach will also provide you with a weekly training plan that will guide your preparation for your target half marathon. Along the way you'll learn about about increasing your mileage, tempo runs, track workouts, hill workouts, recovery runs, nutrition, hydration, injury prevention, and much more.
To safely meet your goal we do ask that you have a base level of running under your belt before joining this group. What does that mean? We ask that at the beginning of the program you are able to run/walk 3-4 miles at one time and are currently running 10-15 miles per week. This does not mean you need to be able to run the entire way but just that you are comfortable covering that distance. Are you not sure if you meet these requirements? Don’t worry ask the coach for you location. You will be surprised that most people meet these requirements and are able to join the group.
Spring Half Marathon Training
train for a spring half marathon
Our spring half marathon groups start February 9th and target the Frederick Half Marathon on Sunday, May 5th, the St Michaels Half Marathon on Saturday, May 18th or any other half marathon in the same time frame!
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What to Expect
Supported group runs and workouts twice a week with planned routes, hydration and companionship
Positive and welcoming atmosphere for runners and walkers of all levels
Weekly training plans - beginner and intermediate options
Access to expert coaching services and advice
Brooks training premium
Gait analysis with footwear recommendations
10% store discount at Charm City Run
Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education
Training Dates & Times
Check out the meeting dates and times for the training location closest to you. Info sessions will be held in the weeks leading up to the start of training to address your questions and explain the program expectations. To sign up for an info session, please fill out the form below. Registered or not, all are welcome to join us for an info session and/or the first day of training to get a feel for the awesome group atmopshere!
TIMONIUM (Daytime option)
*Our daytime group runs will include track workouts on Tuesdays and distance runs or tempo runs on Thursdays. You will receive a full training plan for your race including long runs to be completed on the weekends, along with a way to meet up with the other runners for an informal group run.
Thursday, February 7th at 5:30am
Tuesday, February 12th at 5:30am
Tuesdays at 5:30am - 6:30am
Thursdays at 5:30am - 6:30am
Coach: Ericka Butler
We will be offering a virtual training option for the Spring Half Marathon Training Program. This program is perfect for those who live out of state or aren't able to make the training sessions from the stores. This group will follow the same training plan as the other groups using the online platform and app Final Surge. To learn more about virtual training, please click below. To register, select "virtual training" as your location in the box above.
Coach: Jeff Burger
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sign up for an info session
Want to learn more about our next Half Marathon Training program? Sign up for an informational session at your closest Charm City Run location. Each session will take in the weeks leading up to the start of the program. Come with your questions!
Word on the Street
"It changed my outlook on running for the better. From the start to finish, CCR did a fantastic job. I love having other runners to run with and the weekly training guides. I've met some awesome people through this group and love it!" - Half Marathon Training Group Runner
Do you have a question about our half marathon training program? Submit the form below and our training director will get back to you.