Join Ridgefield Running Company this summer for a training season that will get you across the finish line of the Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon, the 2019 Hartford Marathon,
or any other fall half or full.
Designed with busy runners in mind, you will be guided by RRCA Certified Coach Nancy Barlow and lead by experienced pace leaders over the course of 13 weeks (half) or 16 weeks (full) to help you have your best race ever. There will be an informational/welcome session on Thursday, June 20 at 6:00 PM (NOTE NEW DATE). Please come even if you are signed up, or if you're still deciding!
Half Marathon training kicks off Saturday, June 29th at 7 AM at Ridgefield Running Company.
Full Marathon training kicks off Saturday, June 22 at 7 AM at Ridgefield Running Company (note that some mornings we will start at 6AM to beat the heat when the runs get longer).
For the $79 Half Marathon, and $99 for the Full Marathon training you will receive:
- An exclusive, 13 week (half) or 16 week (full) training plan designed to get you over the finish line with a smile
- Access to certified coaches
- Experienced pace leaders for weekly Saturday long runs
- Closed group on Facebook for support and encouragement
- Demos and events for Saturday mornings, and special informational clinics just for you
- A rockin' tech tee
- A coupon for a discount on the Ridgefield Half Marathon and the Hartford Marathon
In order to be successful with this program, we ask that you have fulfilled the following prerequisites: For the Half Marathon Program, you must be able to run a minimum of 4 miles in one workout (the first week of the program, the long run is 4 miles). For the full marathon program, you must have run a half marathon within the past 12 months and be able to do a long run of 6 miles in the first week of the program.
Group runs are once per week on Saturday mornings and leave from 423 Main Street unless otherwise noted; most runs will start at 7:00 AM (some may start earlier due to heat or length of run -- you'll know in advance if the start time changes.)
The planned route of the week will be emailed to you on a weekly basis.
We have pace leaders available for long run paces of 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, and 12:00+ (named affectionately the "Party in the Back."). The party in the back will be doing walk-run intervals (TBD). You are not married to any one pace group. If you're not sure which pace group, go conservative (slower). You long run pace is :45-1:30 SLOWER than you desired race pace.
Expect to do 3-4 runs per week (one of them being long), and cross train once per week. You will get the full plan with detailed explanations once you sign up.
If you are in the full marathon training group, you are required to have a hi-viz vest, light-up vest, or other way to be seen on the roads, since some of the runs will start pre-dawn. A headlamp or a pop of reflectivity on your clothing is not enough.
We'll have a fun, supportive (and optional) Facebook group available for you to join once you are in. You can find training partners and post your #proofofrun from your vacation for accountability!