Bay Bridge 10K Training — Gaithersburg

255 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

First Run

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Start Time

8:00 am

Training Runs

Every Tuesday Every Sunday

Start Time

6:30 pm 8:00 am
Jan Thomas

Coach: Jan Thomas

After my mom had a stroke in 2001, I needed a way to feel like I was doing something to help stroke victims (and to get myself healthier to help lessen the chances of become a victim myself). I trained with Team to End Stroke, raised a bunch of money and completed a full marathon in Jamaica in December of 2001. I was hooked for sure, both on running and on giving back.

I continued running informally with friends, completing over 10 half marathons and many smaller races. After retiring from full time work in 2014, I obtained my RRCA certification and joined the coaching team of a local running store, where I coached walking, 5K and 10K programs. I love supporting these shorter distance programs, where people are just finding their own potential. It’s a joy to watch people cross a finish line they never believed they could.

I am excited to bring my enthusiasm, expertise and experience to the new Charm City Running Store in Kentlands.


Virtual Training

We also offer virtual training options for half marathon training. You can either purchase a training plan or sign up for monthly virtual training with access to an expert coach.

Sponsored by Altra

Description

TRAIN WITH A SUPPORTIVE GROUP TO RACE TO REACH YOUR FALL GOALS!

Our 8-week 10K training program is designed for beginner and intermediate-level runners who want to improve speed and endurance. Regardless of if you plan to race at the end of the program, this training group will help you develop a consistent running routine.

Group programs are offered at Charm City Run locations. You will meet twice a week for supported group runs with your fellow runners and coach – once for a speed workout and once for a distance run in addition to following a weekly training plan. Your expert coach will provide plenty of advice and running education along the way including tips & tricks for hydration, nutrition and injury prevention.

Requirements

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 2- 3 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.

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
  • GAIT ANALYSIS WITH FOOTWEAR RECOMMENDATIONS
  • 10% STORE DISCOUNT AT CHARM CITY RUN
  • 15% OFF CHARM CITY RUN SIGNATURE RACES
  • NUTRITION, GEAR AND INJURY PREVENTION EDUCATION
  • ALTRA TRAINING PREMIUM

Questions

Do you have a question about our training programs? Send an email to our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will get back to you with more information.

Bay Bridge 10K Training — Gaithersburg

255 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

First Run

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Start Time

8:00 am

Training Runs

Every Tuesday Every Sunday

Start Time

6:30 pm 8:00 am

Sponsored by Altra

Description

TRAIN WITH A SUPPORTIVE GROUP TO RACE TO REACH YOUR FALL GOALS!

Our 8-week 10K training program is designed for beginner and intermediate-level runners who want to improve speed and endurance. Regardless of if you plan to race at the end of the program, this training group will help you develop a consistent running routine.

Group programs are offered at Charm City Run locations. You will meet twice a week for supported group runs with your fellow runners and coach – once for a speed workout and once for a distance run in addition to following a weekly training plan. Your expert coach will provide plenty of advice and running education along the way including tips & tricks for hydration, nutrition and injury prevention.

Requirements

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 2- 3 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.

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
  • GAIT ANALYSIS WITH FOOTWEAR RECOMMENDATIONS
  • 10% STORE DISCOUNT AT CHARM CITY RUN
  • 15% OFF CHARM CITY RUN SIGNATURE RACES
  • NUTRITION, GEAR AND INJURY PREVENTION EDUCATION
  • ALTRA TRAINING PREMIUM

Questions

Do you have a question about our training programs? Send an email to our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will get back to you with more information.

Jan Thomas

Coach: Jan Thomas

After my mom had a stroke in 2001, I needed a way to feel like I was doing something to help stroke victims (and to get myself healthier to help lessen the chances of become a victim myself). I trained with Team to End Stroke, raised a bunch of money and completed a full marathon in Jamaica in December of 2001. I was hooked for sure, both on running and on giving back.

I continued running informally with friends, completing over 10 half marathons and many smaller races. After retiring from full time work in 2014, I obtained my RRCA certification and joined the coaching team of a local running store, where I coached walking, 5K and 10K programs. I love supporting these shorter distance programs, where people are just finding their own potential. It’s a joy to watch people cross a finish line they never believed they could.

I am excited to bring my enthusiasm, expertise and experience to the new Charm City Running Store in Kentlands.


Virtual Training

We also offer virtual training options for half marathon training. You can either purchase a training plan or sign up for monthly virtual training with access to an expert coach.