Coach Jim’s free marathon training for Saturday, January 17, 2015

Coach Jim at the Bridgeport Lululemon in April 2013. Photo from the group’s facebook page.

This week’s run will be a good chance to check-in with your preparations for your spring marathon and half marathon. Last weekend, Coach Jim’s official run was at the ORRC Y2K Half Marathon and 10k, and a number of his athletes enjoyed the course, cool shirts and post-race pancakes.

The run this week is a total of 18 miles, starting with a 13 mile loop and then a 5 mile out and back (this link shows more mileage, but it’s just the first 5 miles), from Lululemon at Bridgeport Village.

Where: Lululemon at Bridgeport Village

What time: The run will start at 8a, so be there by 7:45 to use the potty and find your pace group. (Note there is only one bathroom at the store!)

Distance: 18 miles

Click here to see the event on facebook and RSVP.

Come prepared with your own water/hydration, as well as your running nutrition. If you are training for your first half marathon or marathon, you should talk with the other runners about what works for them to get ideas to try out! The people who go to Coach Jim’s run are very supportive and enjoy meeting new runners and helping them reach their goals!

You can RSVP and meet other runners through Coach Jim’s facebook page, too.



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