Why, Who, How
If you’ve wanted to run a half or full marathon but did not know how to get started or to improve your experience, a half or full marathon camp is the first step in completing this demanding long distance event. Both the half marathon and full marathon camps are designed for runners of all skill levels. The goal of this camp is to get you to the starting line healthy, physically fit, and confident to meet your goal.
You can find many “cookie-cutter” programs for both events on-line but our camps account for the different skills, different types of runners and take into consideration training limitations due to daily life. The camps work to reduce the effects of “hitting the wall,” the feeling of having picked up a piano during the race, and most importantly, reduce training injuries.
-For beginners that have put a half marathon or a full marathon on their bucket list and are ready to check that off.
-For the runner who needs a hand at improving their time or reducing the aches after the race.
-For the experienced runner who wants to PR, or to qualify for Boston.
The camps are be broken into four phases:
-Phase One – builds strong tendons, ligaments and muscles.
-Phase Two – improves endurance and running efficiency.
-Phase Three – builds the mental toughness and ability to manage the pace for the race.
-Phase Four – the hay is in the barn. It’s time to taper, rest muscles, and mentally prepare for the major effort.
The camps’ goals are to get you to the starting line healthy, physically and mentally prepared. Too many runners are ill prepared for the high demands of a marathon and half marathon or are having problems reaching the next level of performance. The twelve-week half marathon and the eighteen-week full marathon camps help you tailor your training to optimize your time and effort.
The twelve and eighteen week programs consist of focused training to help you achieve your goal.
- Setting a Skill Baseline
- Individual Weekly Training Plans
- Group runs
- Training Nutrition and Strategies
- Introduction to Physiology for Runners
- Learn what Max VO2 is and how it affects your performance
- Learn about Lactic Acid and how it affects your ability to perform at high levels for long periods of time
- Learn Mental Strategies for Half and Full Marathon
- Gait Analysis
- Variety of Running Workouts to keep running interesting
- Realistic Goal Setting
- We welcome you to join us before the start of your program to test your level of conditioning and prepare you for the training to come.
Training Times and Locations
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. – Hoover Middle School, Indialantic
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. – Chase Bank, Indialantic
Sundays at 7:00 a.m. – Oars & Paddles Park, Indian Harbour Beach
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Yoga for Athletes, CrossFit Rise Above