Genesis Half Marathon Training

The fall 2015 half marathon training will start with a kickoff workshop on Sunday,  August 30th at First State Bank in Hurricane and training will last for 9 weeks to prepare for the Marshall Half Marathon on November 1st.  Check out the highlight video from the 2012 season.

Online registration is available now.

Printable registration form is here Genesis HM Registration 2015

About the training

Who:  For runners with at least six months of running experience. Minimum requirements prior to week 1 is a long run of 6 miles and 15 weekly miles.

What: Coaching on general principles for endurance training, race specific workouts to develop speed and endurance, and coaching on specific types of workouts like hill repeats, pace intervals, pace runs, aerobic development, and a course preview.

When:  Meet for a kick off workshop on Sunday, August 30th at 2:00 pm and then for weekly coached group workouts at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays during the 9 weeks.

Where:  We’ll meet for the kickoff at First State Bank and for the coached workouts  at Valley Park in Hurricane.

Why:  For those seeking professional coaching and advice to try their first half marathon or to improve on their half marathon PR.  Coaching generally appeals  to runners who like structure, discipline, accountability and the camaraderie of training partners.

For $125 your registration includes weekly group coaching sessions, training plans, weekly messages with workout specifics, New Balance (TM) tech t-shirt, discounts from partners, and access to two RRCA certified coaches.  We’ll also discuss all of the necessities such as nutrition, hydration, and strength training for runners.

For questions please contact coach Matt Young at 304.549.4149 or use the contact page.