Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders 

Marathon & Half Marathon Training

LMJS Program for the 2015 Oakland Marathon & Half Marathon

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22 Nov 2014 8:00 AM • Various locations

The Oakland Running Festival is on again for 2015, and we hope you're planning to participate!  

If you want to find out more, please join us at one of two information nights for the program (which is suitable for ORF or for another spring event you may wish to train for).

Wednesday October 1st, 6-7 pm
See Jane Run
5817 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Thursday October 23rd, 6-7 pm
Road Runner Sports
1326 10th St; Berkeley, CA 94710

For 2015, once again we're pleased to be the official East Bay training program for the ORF, with a variety of training options. So whether this will be your first race or your twentieth, if you are training for the half or the full, if you are looking to just get across the line or to achieve a PR, our experienced team of volunteers (including certified coaches) can help you achieve your goal. Training programs start November 22 and January 3, so sign up now!
Some of the outstanding features of this year's training program:
  • Organized group Saturday morning training runs with seasoned pace group leaders to assist you.  There will be a few Sunday runs in the program
  • A training schedule for you to follow during the full training period (18 weeks marathon / 12 Weeks half marathon; though half marathoners are also encouraged to train for 18 weeks). 
  • Weekly training tips delivered via email. 
  • Certified coaches on staff.
  • Course preview - at least two of the training runs will be on the actual marathon course, supported with water stops. 
  • LMJS member discounts at club and training program sponsors
  • Recommended interim races for you to participate in leading up to the Oakland Marathon. 
  • A hospitality tent on race day. 
  • An Oakland Running Festival Training shirt.
Note that this is not a "couch to finish line" program.  We do expect that our trainees are running when the programs start. Full marathon trainees should be running at least 20 miles/week. Half marathon trainees should be running 3-4 miles 2-3 times/week.  Both programs start with runs of at least six miles for the first long run.

Marathon Training Program
This 18 week training program will start November 22, 2014 from See Jane Run.

Half Marathon Training Program
This 12 week training program will start on January 3, 2015, or as early as November 22.

Contacts: ORF Training Directors Mary Beth Kierstead or Allegra Kim at trainhalffull@gmail.com

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