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2018 Spring 10K Training

We are looking forward to another successful season of running with an enthusiastic group of athletes who want to improve their fitness or simply reach a new goal. The Annapolis Striders extended its training program to include a 10K Group 15 years ago and since expanded that to 10K programs in both the spring and fall.

Anne Knab took over the Fall 10K class last year and is excited to be back for the Spring class. She’ll be joined by Amy Andrews, who also helped with the fall class, as well as Coach Rick Aulbach. We will also have support from a number of veteran runners who will mentor you and your fellow runners, help the coaches out with logistics, or simply join us for an evening or Saturday AM run. While coaches will do our best to address your individual training needs and to help you excel if that is a goal, our focus is to educate, train, and prepare the group for the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K Run.

The 10K class is usually comprised of runners who recently completed a Couch-to-5k program; runners who routinely run 2-3 miles for general fitness but want to increase their distance to the 10K mark once or twice a year; runners looking for a stepping stone program to a Half Marathon; youth participating in track and field or cross country at their school; and occasionally a runner or two who simply want to improve their speed.

Fall 10K Training 2017

The 10K program is intended to extend the running range of registered participants from a base distance of 2 – 3 miles to a long run of 6.2 miles in just 8 weeks. The training program begins on Tuesday September 26, 2017 and has as its goal preparing registered participants so they can complete the Annapolis Striders Cold Turkey 10K (6.2 miles) on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

When & Where:

Organized Training Sessions supported by coaches and mentors will be held on:

       Tuesdays at 6 pm, and Saturdays at 8 am.

On Tuesday evening 26 September, the Training Group will initially meet adjacent the B&A Trail at Arnold Station located at 1460 Ritchie Hwy #112, Arnold, MD 21012, behind Naval Bagels. We’ll run from there on September 26 when the sun sets before 7PM. On the seven Tuesday’s in October and November we’ll meet at Parking Lot B at the rear of the Anne Arundel Community College Campus under the Solar Panels.

The Training Program Includes:

  1. The training, support and guidance to successfully prepare participants for a 10K race.
  2. We will train according to a 10K Training Plan that you can download print and use, or fill out on your PC using Excel where weekly and monthly mileage totals are updated automatically.

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June 27, 2017

I will be away June 27 and July 11, but I encourage you to run track those evenings (but take July 4 off to celebrate!). The workouts will start on Bates track, Maryland Hall side, at 6:45 pm. Come warmed up or you can do a 2-mile out-and-back warm-up with Naptown Running Buddies at 6 pm from the Maryland Hall parking lot. The workouts are in the photo. Kristin, Kevin and other vets can help new people read the code and lead.

2017 Moore’s Marines Marathon and Ultra Training

Training Begins on June 24, 2017 at 7am.

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Annapolis Striders Moore’s Marines Marathon Training. With proper dedication and attention to your training, this is something you can do!  This is an 18 week build-up program for marathon runners.
Our target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (“MCM”), which is October 22, 2017. If you want to run Baltimore or another marathon let us know and we can adjust the plans for you. Regardless of which race you target, you must sign up ON YOUR OWN. This program does not give you entry into any race, although we do have entries for first time marathoners to the MCM (these codes bypass the lottery, but you must pay the entry fee on your own).
Our group training runs will begin on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. at Severna Park High School (SPHS). As we get further into training, we will start at 6:30 a.m. to “beat” the summer heat/humidity. You will soon learn though, that you can never really “beat” the heat. Directions to SPHS – from Route 2 South, make a right onto Robinson Rd. From Route 2 North, make a left onto Robinson Rd. Pass the B&A trail and enter the first high school parking lot on your right. We will be back by the tennis court area. There is ample parking. Look for people standing around in running gear and you’ll know you are in the right place.
Your leaders for this event are Tim Hella, Kelly Gardner, Ryan Seth, Susan Noble, and Renee Dudley all RRCA certified running coaches. We will also have other experienced runners and

2017 Junior Striders

We request that parents of children younger than 8 years old, stay in the vicinity of the school. We strongly encourage anyone interested in volunteering to do so. This includes parents, older siblings, or members of the Annapolis Striders.

2017 Spring 10K Training Program

We are looking forward to another successful season of running with an enthusiastic group of athletes who want to improve their fitness or simply reach a new goal. The Annapolis Striders extended its training program to include a 10K Group 15 years ago and since expanded that to 10K programs in both the spring and fall.

We’ll have three or four coaches who will lead the 10K Training Program as well as support from a number of veteran runners who will mentor you and your fellow runners, help the coaches out with logistics, or simply join us for an evening or Saturday AM run. While coaches will do our best to address your individual training needs and to help you excel if that is a goal, our focus is to educate, train and prepare the group for the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K Run.

The 10K class is usually comprised of; runners who recently completed a Couch-to-5k program; runners who routinely run 2-3 miles for general fitness but want to increase their distance to the 10K mark once or twice a year; runners looking for a stepping stone program to a Half Marathon; youth participating in track and field or cross country at their school, and occasionally; a runner or two who simply want to improve their speed.

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