St. Michaels Half Marathon Training — Gaithersburg

255 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

First Run

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Start Time

7:30 am

Training Runs

Every Wednesday Every Saturday

Start Time

6:30 pm 7:30 am
Kevin Ruppel

Coach: Kevin Ruppel

Kevin started running when he was a teen in high school. A couple of years after getting out of college he took a 20 plus year hiatus from running. In his late 40’s he decided to give running another shot. Not too long after that, with the help of some amazing coaches, he found myself doing something he never envisioned, crossing the finish line of his first full marathon. The feeling he had crossing that finish line, he knew he had to give back to other runners. Ever since he has been pacing and coaching runners to help them reach their goals, from finishing their first 5K to crossing the finish line at 26.2 miles and beyond. Kevin is a RRCA Certified Coach with over seven years of coaching experience.

Hannah Flinchum

Coach: Hannah Flinchum

Hannah found a passion for long distance running when she was 16. What got her through some of the hardest times, is now what she does to celebrate every day. She met her closest friends through the sport and believes the running community is the best community to be a part of. While she loves a shiny new marathon PR, Hannah equally loves celebrating everyone’s running accomplishments and wants to help anyone reach new milestones. Since 2019, Hannah has trained many of her friends for races from the 5k up to the full marathon, whether it’s their first race or a race they want to PR in. She knows she has big running shoes to fill as the full and half marathon coach in Gburg, but she is honored and excited for this next adventure. Hannah has also been working at the Gaithersburg location since it opened and is a Physical Therapy student in DC.


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

Are you planning to run our St. Michaels Half Marathon? Or another half marathon around the same time? This training program is 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.

The group will meet twice a week from February through May, 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.

Our spring half marathon groups start February 24th  and will target the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon on May 18th, 2024 or any other late spring half marathon in the same time frame. Training plans can be adapted to your target race.

*Starting dates may vary by store location 

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 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.

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 premiums

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.

St. Michaels Half Marathon Training — Gaithersburg

255 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

First Run

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Start Time

7:30 am

Training Runs

Every Wednesday Every Saturday

Start Time

6:30 pm 7:30 am

Sponsored by Altra

Description

Are you planning to run our St. Michaels Half Marathon? Or another half marathon around the same time? This training program is 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.

The group will meet twice a week from February through May, 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.

Our spring half marathon groups start February 24th  and will target the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon on May 18th, 2024 or any other late spring half marathon in the same time frame. Training plans can be adapted to your target race.

*Starting dates may vary by store location 

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 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.

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 premiums

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.

Kevin Ruppel

Coach: Kevin Ruppel

Kevin started running when he was a teen in high school. A couple of years after getting out of college he took a 20 plus year hiatus from running. In his late 40’s he decided to give running another shot. Not too long after that, with the help of some amazing coaches, he found myself doing something he never envisioned, crossing the finish line of his first full marathon. The feeling he had crossing that finish line, he knew he had to give back to other runners. Ever since he has been pacing and coaching runners to help them reach their goals, from finishing their first 5K to crossing the finish line at 26.2 miles and beyond. Kevin is a RRCA Certified Coach with over seven years of coaching experience.

Hannah Flinchum

Coach: Hannah Flinchum

Hannah found a passion for long distance running when she was 16. What got her through some of the hardest times, is now what she does to celebrate every day. She met her closest friends through the sport and believes the running community is the best community to be a part of. While she loves a shiny new marathon PR, Hannah equally loves celebrating everyone’s running accomplishments and wants to help anyone reach new milestones. Since 2019, Hannah has trained many of her friends for races from the 5k up to the full marathon, whether it’s their first race or a race they want to PR in. She knows she has big running shoes to fill as the full and half marathon coach in Gburg, but she is honored and excited for this next adventure. Hannah has also been working at the Gaithersburg location since it opened and is a Physical Therapy student in DC.


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.