Training

Summer Training Team 2018

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Please note: Registration for Race Team RVA training does not include race entry. You must register separately for your desired race.

All training programs start Saturday, June 2.

Saturday Group Run Location: Short Pump Dog Park (3329 Pump Rd, Henrico). Some runs will start at Lucky Road Running Store in Willow Lawn Shopping Center, Bryan Park, and Byrd Park/Dogwood Dell areas to get runners familiar with parts of the Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon course.

Saturday Group Run Time: 7 AM. During July/August, we will meet at 6:30 am to minimize the time spent running in the heat.

We do not offer a Sunday group run option at this time.

Summer Training Team Options

Just Run Program

Start running or stay in shape. This program will have a designated coach and can prepare you for the 8K as part of Richmond Marathon Weekend.
Cost: $40.00 (June 2 — November 3)
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June & July Half Marathon Base-Building Program

This program will help you get in shape for our official half marathon training that will begin in August. This is ideal for runners who are looking for some structured group runs before the beginning of half marathon training later in the summer. Try us out for two months — we think you’ll want to stay!
Cost: $25.00 (June 2 — July 28)
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Please note: Registration for Race Team RVA training does not include race entry. You must register separately for your desired race.

Half Marathon Program

If you are a returning Race Team RVA member or just know you want to commit to a full season of half marathon training with the team, this is the program for you. Those who register for this program will begin with the base-building program and move right into half marathon training in August without the hassle of additional registration.
Cost: $60.00 (June 2 — November 3)
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Please note: Registration for Race Team RVA training does not include race entry. You must register separately for your desired race.

Marathon Program

This program will prepare you for any fall race you choose, whether it is your first marathon or your 20th.
Cost: $70.00 (June 2 — November 3)
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Please note: Registration for Race Team RVA training does not include race entry. You must register separately for your desired race.

Additional Training Programs

CORE Workout

Starts Tuesday, June 5, 2018

CORE sessions focus on improving and maintaining your core which is essential to running performance.  Starting June 2, 2018, we meet for 45 minutes, each Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm, outside in various places in the West End of Richmond.  The focus of these workouts is strengthening those muscles that are critical to balance and stability.  Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips, and abdomen to work in harmony. These muscles are often overlooked. We help bring the harmony back so that you maintain a well-balanced fitness level and we do so in a fun and very team motivating environment! This program is led by professionally trained instructors.

Cost: $250.00 (June  — November, 2x per week)
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What does Race Team RVA offer?

  • Experienced coaches
  • Organized group runs on Saturday with Water/SAG support
  • Coordinated mid-week speed workouts (West End & Southside)
  • Individual training plans based on your predicted finish time
  • Organized weekday group runs throughout Richmond (West End & Southside)
  • Optional core workout training (West End)
  • On-course support for the Richmond Marathon/Half Marathon and Outer Banks Marathon/Half Marathon
  • Team socials
  • Team Discounts at Lucky Road Running Store

Requirements for the half marathon and full marathon training programs:
Must be able to run 5 miles (full marathon) comfortably by June 2 start date and 3 miles (half marathon) comfortably by August 4 start date.
Must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Refund Policy – If you change your mind about participating in our programs, we are happy to honor your decision as long as the refund request is made before May 31, 2018.  To request a refund, please submit your request in writing to Dan Blankenship, info.rvaraces@gmail.com. A check will be processed once the refund has been accepted and approved.

For more information, please contact Coach Dan Blankenship, USATF Certified Level I & Level II Running Coach, at runcoachdan@gmail.com

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