Summer Half Marathon Program (May – Sept)

Registration is OPEN!
Registration Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2015
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, for example, 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 $80.  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 16, 2015 to September 13 , 2015

Target Race:  Parks Half Marathon, Sept. 13, 2015

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 fourth year leading the Half Marathon program. Barry has completed 28 marathons (8 Boston’s) and about 20 ultras to date(including buckle finishes at Vermont and Leadville 100 M s) 

Assistant Director: Larry Feidelseit

Background: Larry has been running for nearly 30 years. Through MCRRC s training programs and subscriptions to running magazines, he is closing back in on the speed he had 25 years ago.Larry has most recently been a pace coach for Summer Half, Winter Trails and 5K programs. For the first 29 years of running Larry steadfastly held to the belief that he had no interest in running a marathon. He ran 2014 Rock n Roll DC marathon and is currently prepping for the Greenway 50K. Larry is a program manager for a Systems Integration Company. He and his wife will be empty nesters come fall when his youngest daughter heads to St Marys to play field hockey. They also have a daughter studying theater at Towson.



Date/Time: Saturday, May 16 @ 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 Evenings at 7:00 PM at  a local high school track.

Saturdays 7:00 AM Long Runs - Various Locations.

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.