Summer Half Marathon Program (May – Sept)

Registration: 
Registration is open!
Registration Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Program Overview: 

Goals and Purpose of Program: The training program is designed to build and improve runners so they can successfully run 13.1 miles.  Although the base training program is designed for completion of a half marathon, experienced runners will be personally pushed with individual program adaptations in an attempt to improve all participants. I personally guarantee individual attention to ensure all participants are pushed to the goals they aspire to and will find the work fun, yet challenging.

Prerequisites: All participants must be members of MCRRC in order to join.  The Parks Half Marathon course crosses many roads and maintains that runners must average a 12:30 min./mile pace to stay ahead of the re-opening of the roads. The program will be best utilized by runners currently able to run 4-5 miles without stopping at a 13:00/mile pace or faster. In an attempt to accomodate those who feel they may not be able to maintain that pace, we will also offer long runs based on time....so a run may be 10 miles or 2 hours....whichever comes first....( times based on 12-13 min/mile for group run)

Cost/Premium Info: The cost of the program is $65.  Runners will all receive a technical shirt for participation. Race entry fee for the Parks Half Marathon is not included in the price of registration – runners must register separately.

The program is limited to 200 participants.

Dates/Target Race: 

Dates: May 17, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Target Race:  Parks Half Marathon, Sept. 14, 2014

Program Staff: 

Head Coach/Director: Barry Hauptman

Background: Barry is a semi-retired Equine Veterinarian spending his newly found free time with family, running and coaching runners. Certified by the RRCA in Fall 2008, he remained under the tutelage of Mike Broderick for 2 more years before branching out on his own after Mike’s too-soon departure. Having coached in the MCRRC 5k program twice, helping ROTC candidates pass their fitness tests, and having personal clients ranging from to beginners to sub-3 hour marathoners, this is his third year leading the Half Marathon program. Barry has completed 25 marathons (6 Boston’s) and 15 ultras to date, and is currently training for Boston and the Vermont-100m in July.

Orientation: 

Date/Time: Saturday, May 17 @ 7:00 AM

Location: Lake Needwood, in the lot at the start of the hiker/biker trail

Details: The first workout will immediately follow orientation

Workouts/Pace Groups: 

Pace Group Information: Runners will be grouped based on either previous race times or a time trial into smaller groups, each led by a coach or pacer. Each runner will get a group color and number. You do not have to be a fast runner to do our program and complete a half marathon (13.1 miles). Our Saturday long runs will be based on both mileage and time....for instance...10 miles or 2 hours....whichever comes first...(time restriction based on 12-13 min/mile times mileage)

Workouts: Tuesday Eve 7:00 PM;    5/21 through 6/3 @Montgomery Blair High School Track, S Spring  THEN  6/10-7/29...@Rockville High THEN  8/5 through end.....@R Montgomery High.....

 

Saturday 7:00 AM; varying locations – long run

Communication Methods: We will use a Yahoo group to facilitate communications.  Everyone will be required to join this group to participate in the program.  A link the program’s Yahoo group will be provided in the confirmation message you receive after joining the program, or you will otherwise be invited to join.  Participants are also required to join MCRRC-info , the club's listserv for delivering important club information including race announcements or changes, track closures due to weather or other issues, etc. When joining any of the Yahoo groups, please include your first and last name in the "comment from user" field so that your membership to the group can be verified.

Volunteer Requirement: MCRRC is a volunteer organization.  The staff for this and all other training programs as well as that of all the races we conduct are volunteers.  To support the club, participants in this program will be asked to volunteer for at least one, if not more, club races or events.

Disclaimer: The program director reserves the right in his sole discretion to refuse admission to the program or dismiss any individual from the program whom the program director believes is unsuited for running the specified distance, or is unable to meet the demands of the training schedule, or is disruptive to other program participants.  Those individuals will be denied entry into the program or dismissed from the program as appropriate.  The program director also reserves the right to limit the number of participants in the overall program or in individual pace groups.  MCRRC has a No Refund policy.  Program registration fees cannot be refunded due to injury, schedule conflict or any other reason.