Ultra Marathon Training
fall ultra marathon - starts july 14th
If you've completed a few marathons and are looking for the next challenge, an ultra marathon maybe the perfect goal for you! Ultra training is a true test your ability to endure and persevere, it is not about the pace or running fast – it’s about pushing your body beyond its limits and not giving up.
Our ultra marathon training groups meet twice a week for 16 weeks for runs and learn about hydration, trail running, easy runs, recovery runs, hydration, nutrition, injury prevention and much more along the way. Weekday runs will consist of hills and track workouts. Saturday morning runs will be trail runs at local parks, unless weather forces us to stay on the roads.
This group is open to all levels and paces, with beginner, intermediate and advanced training plans available. However, please read the requirements below to ensure you are ready to safely start ultra marathon training.
To safely meet your goal we do ask that you have completed at least one marathon distance and have a strong base level of running under your belt. We ask that you are able to run 10 miles at least once before the start for the program. Are you not sure if you meet these requirements? Don’t worry, ask the coach at your location on the information night.
Fall Ultra Marathon Training
train for a fall 50K (or similar)
Our fall ultra marathon group starts July 14th and targets the Rosaryville 50K in early November or any other ultra marathon in the same time frame! This group will run out of our Timonium store but most practices will take place at surrounding trails.
You can also target the Rosaryville 25K and train with the same group!
Scroll down for specific training days and times.
What to Expect
Supported group runs and workouts twice a week with planned routes, refreshments and companionship
Weekly training plans
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
Trail running routes, advice and support
Training Dates & Times
Check out the meeting dates and times below. An info session 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 the 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!
Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm
Sunday, July 14th at 7:30am
Thursdays at 6:30pm
Sundays at 7:30am
Coach: Jon Karcmarek
sign up for the info session
Want to learn more about our next Ultra Marathon Training program? Sign up for the informational session in Timonium on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm. Come with your questions!
Word on the Street
"Trail running has opened up a whole new chapter in my running life. Pushing my body to perform in different situations not found on the road, while at the same time, being surrounded by the absolute beauty of nature. Talk about a runners' high. (But don't forget to watch your step.)"
- Wendy Gallo, Ultra Marathon Training Group Member
Do you have a question about our ultra marathon training program? Submit the form below and our training director will get back to you.