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Half and Full Marathon Training Teams

Big River Running Company is proud to host a fun, friendly and first-class training program for runners and walkers of all ability levels to prepare for fall half and full marathons.

This group is designed to help you on your personal fitness journey by providing you with coaches and teammates who share similar goals, turning the tough grind of training into a fun, social experience.


Fall 2015 Details:
Big River Training Team

  • 12-week training program
  • A variety of ways to participate based on your desired level of commitment and training goals
  • Experienced coaches and group pace leaders
  • Hundreds of participants means there are paces and running partners for all ability levels (including walk and run/walk)
  • Beginner friendly
  • Weekly long runs on Sunday mornings at 7:00 am
  • Group runs on Monday evenings at 6 pm from Big River Running stores
  • Weekly team emails to keep you informed
  • In-depth Big River Running clinic schedule throughout the Training Team season that focuses on topics to help you successfully train and run a half or full marathon.

Training Team Options:

NEW in 2015 we are offering affordable training plan options for all ability and commitment levels. 

Having a training plan can help you stay injury free, improve your fitness and greatly increase the chances of achieving your goals!  You now can have a training plan designed specifically for YOU! You deserve more than a generic training plan to help you achieve your goals!

Each training plan comes with specific pace recommendations, daily mileage assignments and can be personalized for your life schedule and goal race. Additionally, for those that sign up, you will be able to contact a coach directly via email, text or phone.

Coaches – We are excited to announce Bryan Traughber as the Head Coach for Big River’s Fall Training Team and a brand new coach to Training Team, Ellen Sanders! Meet the Coaches HERE.

Details on the options available for Training Team participation:

Gold Level – Customized Training Plan + Coaching Session ($99)  

  • Weekly paced group run
  • Weekly newsletter email
  • Gold Level Customized Training Plan
    • 60 minute one-on-one coaching session
    • Written for your specific race
    • Individualized paces
    • Individualized workouts
    • Specific daily mileage plan
    • Unlimited communication with your coach (phone, text, email, etc.) 

Silver Level – Customized Training Plan ($50) 

  • Weekly paced group run
  • Weekly newsletter email
  • Silver Level Customized Training Plan
    • Written for your specific race
    • Individualized paces
    • Individualized workouts
    • Specific daily mileage plan
    • Unlimited communication with your coach (email)

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  • Weekly paced group run
  • Weekly newsletter email
  • Suggested Sunday long run mileage

Note: we will not have generic training plans available like seasons past. If you would like more structure/advice than suggested Sunday mileage, we recommend you sign up for a plan! An individualized plan is the best way to help you achieve your goals. The deadline to sign up for a plan is July 27, 2015. 

Official Training Team Shirts

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During registration, you will have the option to purchase an Official Training Team shirt and/or singlet! This season we are offering a gray Brooks podium tech tee in both men’s and women’s cut. We are also offering a Training Team singlet! The Brooks tech singlet is available in green for men and pink for women. The deadline to order a shirt during online registration is July 27. If you ordered a shirt during online registration, shirts will be available to pick up at the end of August.

 

Registration

 

Schedule:

We meet for group runs/walks every Sunday at 7:00 am beginning July 12 through mid-October to help you prepare for the The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Half Marathon or MO’ Cowbell Half or Full Marathon. You can still train with the team even if those are not your goal races.

 

Meeting Location & Mileage Schedule

 

There are also additional opportunities to run with a group each week at Big River’s Monday Night Group Runs at 6 p.m.

 

Key Dates:

  • Training Team Sign-up Opens – mid-June
  • Kickoff Meetings – July 6, 7, 8 & 9
  • Intro to Half & Full Marathon Clinic (for first-timers!) – July 8
  • First Sunday Training Team Run – July 12
  • Deadline to sign-up for a shirt and the Silver/Gold plan options – July 27
  • Training Team Registration Closes – September 1
  • MO’ Cowbell Half & Full Marathon – October 4
  • The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Half Marathon – October 11

 

Kickoff Meetings:

Join us at a kickoff meeting to learn more, ask questions and meet some of the Training Team coaches and pacers!

  • July 6 at 7:30 p.m. – Big River University City
  • July 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Big River West County
  • July 8 at 7:30 p.m. – Big River South City
  • July 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Big River O’Fallon

 

First Time Running a Half or Full Marathon?

Sign up for our Intro to Half & Full Marathon Clinic to get prepared for your training journey! A great prelude to Big River’s Training Team. Details HERE.

Not Ready for a Half Marathon? Start with a 10K!

Big River’s START 6.2 training program begins in August and is perfect for people who have previously run a 5K and would like to try a new distance, but aren’t ready for a half marathon. Details HERE.

 

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