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

Now that you’re in the race – it’s time to train with Runcoach

Join a community of fellow Grandma’s Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Trainees! The Runcoach training service combines a dynamic application with personalized training programs for Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. On average, trainees improve finishing times by 7% and the program also offers a fun rewards program (sponsored by Garmin and others) throughout your training journey.

Whether you are a first-time participant, seeking a new PR, or somewhere in the middle – Runcoach will help you race your best.

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*Note: If you ordered Runcoach via your registration form, you do not need to sign up again. You will receive an email with login credentials directly from Runcoach in the near future.

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 27, 2018

  • 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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