February 12, 2020 6:20 pm
Half or Full Marathon
About the Clinic
Registration Fee Includes: Training schedule, weekly newsletters, and entry to the Saturday morning (8 am) & Wednesday night (6:20 pm) running clinics
Goal Race: BMO Vancouver Marathon & Half Marathon.
Description: Looking to keep the ball rolling after the First Half? We have added an extension to our Marathon & Half Marathon Clinics at Forerunners Main Street. This option is ideal for runners with a consistent base of training, as we will be gradually increasing volume to gear up for the BMO Marathon & Half Marathon in early May. A friendly environment with multiple pace groups will mean you will have great company and appropriately challenging runs. Come out and meet new people, enjoy the benefits of a structured training group, and prepare yourself for the next challenge. Sign up today and join the Forerunners crew.
Each Saturday morning at 8 am, Coach Carey Nelson will lead a defined long run. These long runs will start out at 10 km and gradually build up to 20 km for the half marathon, and, 36 km for the full marathon. For each session, we will provide a course map and targeted pace groups. Each group will have a trusty leader to guide you through the run and provide enjoyable company. Along the route there will be at least one aid station, where Coach Carey will be handing out drinks and providing knowledge. Finish back at the store with the satisfaction of accomplishing something positive before you embark on the rest of your weekend.
What Can I Do To Prepare?
All participants should be able to run a 10 km run in 75 min or less. To ensure that you get the most out of your experience in the clinic, come with a positive frame of mind and an eagerness to learn about the many benefits of running. Also, come willing to share your own goals, stories, and knowledge, as each member will enhance the overall clinic experience. We encourage you to wear reflective clothing and/or running lights. Eating a carbohydrate gel before the workout for fuel is a good idea.
What Should I Expect?
You should expect a welcoming and fun atmosphere as we journey to a new you.
Meet the Instructor
Current head coach of Forerunners Main Street running clinics. Enjoys helping runners of all levels reach their goal whether first marathon or achieving a personal best. Coach of more than 1000 runners for half and full marathons through Forerunners running clinics. Coach of more than 100 Boston Marathon qualifiers through Forerunners running clinics. A 2:12 Marathoner and competitor in the 1996 Olympic Marathon. Best time in the half marathon 1:03 and 10,000m 28:04.