July 17, 2014

Race Training

Coaching advice

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Using a Garmin fitness watch to track your training miles? Get the most from your Garmin device with coaching advice on the following topics.

Training for your upcoming Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k can be so overwhelming. A Garmin Marathon training program by Coach, Eladio Valdez will give you the best chance of reaching your goals. Click Here for more info about SmartPace.

MEET THE PACERS FOR THE 2017 GARMIN MARATHON


 

As we know, proper training can go a long way in helping to reaching your goals.  To assist your planning, we turn to our local running guru, Coach Eladio Valdez III from the Runner’s Edge. Whether you are a rookie to long distance running or a seasoned veteran, we have a schedule that will help you cross the finish line in April!

An easier and more enjoyable way to train is with others.  If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, Coach Valdez invites you to enjoy a complimentary group run anytime.  With pace groups that range from 8 to 12 minutes a mile, all levels are welcome.  Simply contact him at www.runnersedgekc.com.

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TRAINING SCHEDULES FOR 2017 Garmin Marathon

 

Half Marathon – Beginner Level

If you are starting from scratch or coming back after a long layoff, this schedule is for you.  It answers the question: What is the least amount of training you can do and still be prepared to complete the half marathon?

Half Marathon – Level I Schedule

If you have been running up to 15 miles a week and your main goal is to finish the half marathon.  You’ll have enough miles under your belt and enough strength from doing hill workouts to be prepared to go after a loose time goal.

Half Marathon – Level II Schedule

If you have been running at least 15 miles a week and your main goal is to finish the half within a certain time.  It incorporates hills, speed, and goal pace workouts to be prepared to go after a loose time goal as well.

Full Marathon – Level I Schedule

If you have been running at least 10 miles a week and your main goal is to finish the marathon.  You’ll have enough miles under your belt and strength from doing hill workouts to be prepared to go after a loose time goal.

Full Marathon – Level II Schedule

If you have been running at least 20 miles a week and your main goal is to finish the marathon within a certain time. It incorporates hills, speed, and goal pace workouts to get you ready to handle the pace for 26.2 miles.

 

If you have other questions check out the FAQ page.