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Training Plans:

Where should we start? By now there are a number of great resources on the web and in books for training for 5K, 10K, 
Half- and Full-marathon races. Let's add ours to the mix:

Marathon Training Plan
The following 2 plans were geared toward training for the Marine Corps Marathon. Several members of SRC trained and ran the race this year (our results). These plans can be used for any marathon:

First-Timer Marathon Plan

Time-Goal Marathon Plan

Half Marathon Training Plan
Our resident "coach" Alex Bronzini has adapted a 10 week training plan, geared towards preparing our gals for the MORE Half Marathon in NYC. The plan can be adapted to any half marathon of course; the same principles and timelines apply.

Alex's 10-week Half-Marathon Program

This program can be adapted easily to runners at any level of performance, from slow to medium to fast pace. The basic program stays the same, you simply adjust your running pace to match the pace that you are most comfortable with and which matches your race time goal (if any).

For more Training Programs:

Hal Higdon's Website

Hal Higdon's Book: Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide

Tom Holland's book: The Marathon Method: 
The 16-Week Training Program that Prepares You to Finish a Full or Half Marathon in Your Best Time


Races Within
25 Miles of Sparta, NJ:

More Race Guides:

The New Jersey Road Runners Club  

Running in the USA  

Metro Race Forum   


NJ Trail Series

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