North Shore 24 Week, with First Half Entry

When
November 17, 2018 8:00 am

Goal Distance
Half Marathon

Pre-Reqs
10km Run

Length
24 weeks

Price
$260

North Shore 24 Week, with First Half Entry

When
November 17, 2018 8:00 am

Goal Distance
Half Marathon

Pre-Reqs
10km Run

Length
24 weeks

Price
$260

Spring is a fun time of the year to run some of your favorite races. To be at your best, it means training during the cold and wet winter months. Do yourself a favor and join the Forerunners Winter/Spring Half Marathon Clinic. This 12 or 24-week clinic will keep you motivated and training consistently. 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 your next challenge. Sign up today and join the Forerunners crew!

Each Saturday morning at 8 am, Coach Jerry Ziak will lead a defined long run. These long runs will start out at 10 km and gradually build up to 20 km in the lead up to the First 1/2 Half Marathon and then will start back at 10 km the week after the First Half 1/2 Marathon and build up again towards the BMO Half Marathon.

For those of you training for the BMO Marathon (or simply wanting to run longer than the half marathon group), the long runs after the First Half 1/2 Marathon will gradually build towards a peak distance of 36 km. If you’re running this longer option, you may end up doing the extra distance with only a few other individuals or even solo (this depends on the pace group you’re in and the specific turnout on the day).

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.

This clinic will prepare you for several local and destination races. Below you will find a list of some events that our clinic members will be training for.

Focus Races for Forerunners North Shore:

  • First Half 1/2 Marathon-February 10th
  • BMO Vancouver Marathon and 1/2 Marathon-May 5th

*If you are training for a different race during this period, Coach Jerry will be happy to help you modify the training schedule to meet your particular needs.

Registration Fee Includes: Training schedule, entry to the First Half 1/2 Marathon, weekly newsletters, entry to the Saturday morning and Wednesday night running clinics, and a clinic souvenir.

What Can I Do To Prepare?

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.

What Should I Expect?

Expect to come out and join a fun group as you train for your next challenge. We will slowly build up your long run as you prepare for a Half or Full Marathon.

FAQ

Where will the runs take place?

Most runs will begin at Forerunners North Shore at 980 Marine Drive, North Vancouver at 8:00 AM sharp. There will be a few destination runs throughout

How much running should I be doing to be eligible?

Come prepared to run 10 km easy on the first long run of this clinic. For Wednesday night workouts you should be able to run 30 minutes continuous.

Are the runs weather dependent?

No. Rain or shine, we're going to run. And we will be eager to have you join us.

Meet the Instructor

Jerry Ziak

A longtime competitive athlete, Jerry has leveraged his passion for running to become a fantastic coach. He leads both the Wednesday night and Saturday morning Clinics in North Vancouver, as well as doing personal one-on-one coaching. He also has an impressive 20 years experience fitting running shoes – no small feat in itself!

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