Have you always wanted to run the GATE River Run, but didn't feel that you knew how to get started or didn't have a training partner? We have the answer!
JTC Running and 1st Place Sports are proud to host the GATE River Run training program!
Program starts January 8, 2013!
The 2013 GATE River Run 15K Clas s is an 8-week program preparing individuals to participate in Jacksonville's premier running event. Class start date is Tuesday, January 8, 2013 a t the 1st Place Sports Town Center Store at 6:30 PM (come prepared for a short run or run w alk that evening). The GATE River Run is scheduled f or March 9, 2013. If y ou are not able to make it to the event, the training is beneficial t o those wanting to complete distances of 5K through Half Marathon occurring around the same time fr ame of the GATE River Run.
This is the 6th year we have conducted this training group and we have assisted all levels of runners! Most of the participants ar e novice runners, but we also welcome experienced runners who wish to complete an Intermediate or Advanced program as well as take advantage of coaching to help them attain their specific goals! T he group normally attracts more than 100 participants who tr ain at varied paces. The core of the group consists of runners who c onduct easy runs between 9 and 13 minutes per mile. T here are normally 3 pac e groups that start out walk/running for the early weeks of the training and progress to continuous running or s tick with the w alk/run throughout if desired. Pace for the walk run groups start at 14-17 minutes per mile and pr ogress throughout the training. Bottom line: Don't be intimida ted!
Training Class Coach
The class is conducted by John Metzgar who has led and participated in numerous classes preparing people for distances from the 5K (3.1 miles) to the Half Marathon (13.1 miles). He is an experienced runner of more than 20 years and is one of the area´s top runners. In addition to John, there will be other JTC Running members utilized as group leaders that will assist in providing pacing, instruction and encouragement.
The cost of the program is $65 (or $50 for JTC Running members). The fee includes the following:
- Experienced coaches providing guidance and training advice.
- Personalized training program.
- Group runs and classes.
- Membership in JTC Running (Jacksonville's largest running club).
- Performance running top “Training for the GATE River Run" shirt.
- Group Discussions covering the following topics:
- Training Plan Development
- Running Shoe Selection
- Running Clothing and Specialty Products
- Heart Rate Monitor Training
- Cross Training
- Night before and Race Day Preparation
For any questions or additional information, e-mail John at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "GRR Training Class 2013". Don´t miss out on being part of a very informative and inspirational program incorporating superb personalized coaching!