Half Marathon

A 12-week build-up program for half marathon runners.

This low-key program will guide the participants from a base of 6 miles up to a long run of 14 miles in 12 weeks. The goal will be for all who complete the program to be able to complete the B&A Trail Half Marathon or an alternative half marathon around the same timeframe. You must sign up for the race on your own. They CLOSE OUT so sign up early!

Starting with the 2020 training session, the Annapolis Striders will offer a “performance” option for more experienced runners that may have completed the race distance in the past and are looking to improve. This option targets the RRCA Club Challenge as well as the B&A Half Marathon.

Scroll down for current training session details.

Program Prerequisites

Annapolis Striders membership and ability to run 6 miles comfortably (comfortable, conversational pace). Not quite there yet? Let us know and we will help you get there.

Membership Requirement

Annapolis Striders training classes are a free benefit for members. In order to participate in this training class, you must have a current membership. You may become a member or renew an existing membership online or by mail-in form. After signing up as a member (or if you are already a member), you must also register for the training with the registration method for the upcoming session below. Training coaches will not accept membership signups or training registrations in-person at training sessions.

Goals

To complete a half-marathon (13.1 miles).

Program Features

Includes:

    • A detailed 12 week schedule.
    • How to build up for the half marathon, various pace charts, injury prevention and treatment, running safety, and keeping running fun.
    • Information on appropriate winter running attire will also be provided.

The B&A Trail has generously allowed us to hold this program on the trail.  We must follow all B&A Trail rules.  Information on trail running safety and parking will be provided.

Current Training Session

2020 Winter Half Marathon Training

December 21, 2019 - March 15, 2020

The Official Training Plan starts on 12-28 with a Saturday Long Run; but, a week before that on Saturday we’ll do a 6 miler to kick things off.

For those interested in the performance aspect of the program, we’ll develop a training plan that includes optional performance oriented workouts that include Tuesday Night Track Workouts and hill work with Bridge Club on Wednesday nights. Those workouts are held at Cedar Park and Glen Avenue on Tuesday nights at 6PM and Bridgework on Wednesday’s, well…they convene at Jonas Green Park.

Registration

Register for this training session before February 8, 2020.

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Coaches

  • Eva Coale (Lead Saturday's)
  • Amy Andrews (Low-Key Build-Up - Saturday's)
  • Delia Edelmann (Low-Key Build-Up - Saturday's)
  • Elizabeth Nabors (Performance Workouts - Tuesday's)
  • Lee Crumbaugh (Performance Workouts)
Email the coaches:
HalfMarathonTraining@annapolisstriders.org 
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Sessions and Locations

Saturdays 7:00AM
Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States

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Tuesdays 6:00PM
Cedar Park and Glen Avenue
Cedar Park and Glen Avenue
Annapolis, MD United States

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