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- Structured group coaching on Saturday mornings 7:30 AM
- Upcoming locations and start date announced in weekly update, Facebook and Email
- Target distances: 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon
- Target events: June and July Half Marathons and 10Ks
- Beginners and couch potatoes are welcome
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Walkers and Runners – all experience levels
Join Boise RunWalk’s group training program this Spring. Runners and walkers, all experience levels, couch potatoes too. Join both the Spring and Summer group training programs for a full two seasons of group support, new friends, and great fun.
Half-Marathon. 10K. Marathon
Your 12-week Spring training program provides the group support and coaching you need to run a July event. The Spring program also starts the 25-week marathon schedule towards a Fall marathon. It leads right into our popular Summer training program which has multiple target race events later in early Fall.
Portland Marathon, City of Trees Marathon
If you are targeting a fall marathon or the Fifty Two Four series, we coaches want you start your training slowly. Make sure you are approaching the first few weeks with low intensity, and focus on the core strength, nutrition, and flexibility your training will demand. You have plenty of time to add the training volume you will need once you have built a base of low miles and freedom from injury. Making new friends early will give you training buddies for those longer training days ahead.
Fifty Two Four (52.4)
52.4 is the sum of the distances of four half marathons, and participants help raise money for children needing help. The four half marathons are accomplished within 5 Saturdays this Fall. The four half marathons take place at specific target race events surrounding the Treasure Valley. For additional information, visit the fiftytwofour.org website.
Prefer a 10K?
The 10K Spring training schedule starts at 1 or 2 miles. Many people prefer to first train for a 10K (6.2 miles) and this program provides a good re-introduction to running after a long layoff. The 10K program also works well for walkers learning to run, and everyone preparing for a half-marathon at the end of our Summer program.
Routes and Amenities
All our Spring program routes are on either the Greenbelt or in the foothills behind Camelsback Park in Hulls Gulch. Occasionally we meet in Eagle along the Boise River. Each week, our group and coaches will enjoy routes with water fountains or coolers and restrooms or portable toilets.
Saturday Morning Agenda
Most Saturday mornings we follow a basic agenda. First, we meet on-time at 7:30 AM for the coaching session. Then we take a quick break, warm-up and go. During the first half of a training season, the coaching and discussion lasts about 30 minutes. Later in the season on longer-distance Saturdays, the coaching session is shorter. If you arrive early on Saturdays, your coaches are usually there 10 minutes in advance work individual questions.
Do you need additional coaching aside from the coaching you receive on Saturdays? Are you a non-member who is seeking a personal running coach? For information, give us a call.