Winter Training Group – Half Marathon 10k

Winter – Training for Robie Creek and Famous Idaho Potato

Group coaching for primarily 10K and Half Marathon distances

  • Target race events: Race to Robie Creek Half Marathon, Famous Idaho Potato Full and Half Marathon, and 10k/5k events
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  • Walkers and Runners – all levels. Couch potatoes welcome!
  • Questions? Phone Coach Steve (208) 639-0205


Your Winter training program provides group support and coaching for approximately 15 weeks on the way to Race to Robie Creek Half Marathon or the Famous Idaho Potato as the two primary target race events. You’ll also have a 10K training schedule to prepare for any 10K events. Walkers and runners, slow or not, big or small, everyone goes the distance with BOISE RunWalk!

Half Marathon 13.1 miles – Robie Creek or Famous Potato

Your half-marathon training plan starts at 2 or 3 miles for runners and walkers the first Saturday of January. One of the biggest challenges coaches have is getting inexperienced runners to approach the first several weeks with low intensity while instead focusing on core strength and flexibility. You have plenty of time to add speed training once you have built a base of low miles and freedom from injury. During the first several weeks, we want you to focus on core strength, nutrition, and other important topics we will introduce while you are enjoying making new friends.

10K – 6.2 miles – Famous Potato

The 10K training plan starts at 1 mile the first Saturday of January also. Many people enjoy training for the 10K and this program provides people an opportunity to re-introduce themselves to running after a long layoff. The 10K program is also perfect for walkers learning to run and everyone who wants to prepare for a half marathon later in the year


All routes will be either on the Greenbelt or on occasion on lower foothills trails. All groups share common routes with coaches. The routes include access to fluids and restrooms or portable toilets.

Saturday Morning Agenda

Meet at 8:00am at Fort Boise Community Center from January through mid February when we switch to meeting at 7:30am. Most mornings we will hold group coaching discussions where we coach you on important training topics often using a question/answer format. These discussions last about 30 minutes before we warm-up and head out on the routes.

Boise running!

Do you need additional coaching outside the group coaching you receive in BOISE RunWalk’s group training programs? Or are you a non-member who is seeking a personal coach? For information on private coaching visit the personal coaching page.

Contact Boise RunWalk today!

(208) 639-0205