Training

Practice makes PRs.

Whether you’ve been running for years or are just getting started, there are several training programs available to get you all set for race day.


Runcoach customized online training program

Cost: $25

This program is available to all Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K Runners.

For 75% off the regular price, runcoach’s workout engine will design the perfect plan for you. Track your progress and watch the interactive schedule adjust. Have your schedule emailed to you and log your training and race results via the iPhone and Android app.

Runcoach also syncs with Garmin, Nike+,  RunKeeper and Strava.

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Minnesota Distance Running spring training program-Twin Cities Metro

Cost: $125 MDRA members; $150 new members

Training program is led by certified coaches and includes MDRA gear, training plan and supported runs. This class is geared toward the Grandma’s Marathon runners in the twin cities metro and will easily accommodate other spring races.

Orientation is February 28, 2017

  • Suitable for runners of all levels and abilities.
  • A base of at least 25 miles per week is recommended.
  • Class meets Tuesdays & Saturdays at various running locations in the Twin Cities metro
  • Informational sessions on training topics such as injury prevention, nutrition and different training methods and philosophies.

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