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2023 MillRace Marathon Training Group

Sat May 27 - Sun September 24 Columbus, IN 47201 US Directions



328 Jackson St, Columbus, IN.
Columbus, IN US 47201


MillRace Marathon training program for beginners offers a 17 week training plan to ensure that steady build-up mileage and safety running tips help the participants to achieve their goal -complete the race-. Progressive mileage incremental plan has been proven to work well in past editions of MillRace Marathon since 2013. The program is combined of training classes and running practices.

Classes will provide you with running tips and best practice sharing, information to select the most suitable running shoes and attire, nutrition topics and suggestions for runners; advice to prevent injuries and professional aid needed are some of the topics.

Running practices are comprehensive to help on building strong base and develop running strength and stamina. Running practices are supported by the Columbus Running Club that ensures focus on the practice. It goes from long runs, steady pace runs, speed and intervals practices, tempo run practices, etc.

17 week training program in 2023 is from May 27th to Sept 23th. Running Topic classes will be at Yes CInema, in downtown Columbus, IN. on Saturdays at 7:00 am, with duration of 30~40 minutes followed by a running practice as a group with Columbus Running Club.

Weekly running practice schedules are promptly communicated with workouts suggested, meeting place, routes and duration. 

Tuesday alternative workout: This is better done is a track because the distance is well known: One lap is 400 mts. You do many laps as needed to achieve the distance. However, it can be done it on the road or the street. You may find reference points that distance from each other either about 200 mts or 400 mts, then go back and forth as needed.  We will meet at 7:00 pm in the Central Middle School Track in 7th Street (alternative is the Northside Middle School Track). 

Thursday alternative workouts. You can do this in the street, roads, people trail, but always pay attention to your surroundings. We will meet at the parking lot of the Dialysis Center of Columbus Regional Hospital (17th St and Hawcreek Av) at 7:00 PM.

Saturday Long Run with Columbus Running Club: We meet every Saturday at 7:00 am in Irving Plaza (Washington St. & 5th St in Downtown). Routes are shared earlier in the week to be familiar with them. Water stations & refreshments are provided as well in strategical places of the route (same as they will be in race day).

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