2013 Fall Marathon Training Series!
Marathon and Half Marathon
Long Run Training Series
"You don't need to be fast! What you do need is will: the will to abide by a training program. The will to get up a couple hours earlier on Saturday or Sunday morning to get your long run in. The will to structure your life a bit more over the next few months: to get more sleep, drink more fluids, eat more carefully."
- John Hanc - The Essential Marathoner
The training runs described below have options for half marathon training with about 50% of the marathon training distance. All runners of all experience levels and speed are welcome.
6:00 AM—Saturday, July 20
Bongo Bob’s Bongo to Bongo—14 Miles
Leave from Bongo Java in East Nashville @ 11th & Woodland to Bongo Java on Belmont Blvd plus a 4 mile loop down Belmont Blvd then back to Bongo Java East.
6:00 AM—Sunday, August 4
Cool Springs Country Gallop—16 Miles
Leave from Panera Bread (2000 Mallory Lane) in Cool Springs. Enjoy a scenic loop of Franklin/Brentwood countryside and return to Panera Bread.
6:00 AM—Saturday, August 17
Tour From the Trestle—18 Miles
Leave from the train trestle parking lot in Shelby Bottoms. Run a loop around the pond to the park entrance then on to the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, over the pedestrian bridge for a portion of the Stones River Greenway before heading back to the trestle.
6:00 AM—Saturday, September 7
Stones River Stroll—20 miles
Leave from Wave country. Run to Percy Priest Dam (16 miles out and back). Then run over pedestrian bridge to Shelby bottoms for additional mileage.
6:00 AM—Saturday, September 21
Course to be determined
Information for any of the above runs:
Peter Pressman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Bibeau: email@example.com
Since these runs are well into the future, and are subject to change, please watch our website for any updates, or call to confirm dates and time.
For route details please see course maps on the Nashville Striders website: www.nashvillestriders.com
* FLUIDS PROVIDED AT ALL RUNS *
Volunteers appreciated for fluid stops
These long runs target the Chicago Marathon weekend for a 3-week taper.
FLUIDS PROVIDED AT ALL RUNS
These runs are subject to change, please check our website periodically for updates.