July 8, 2002
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The Washington DC Marathon Launches Second Annual Marathon Training
Program to Begin on November 2
Washington, D.C. - The national capital area is full of ambitious people
with high expectations, big dreams, and not surprisingly, very busy
schedules. So how do they expect to take on the daunting goal of
training for a marathon, and fit a 20-week training commitment into their
lives? They join the Washington DC Marathon's training program.
Beginning the first weekend in November, the Washington DC Marathon
Training Program will provide participants with flexible workout options,
locations, and a variety of coaching resources to get them off the couch,
trained and ready to run the 26.2 miles of the Second Annual Washington DC
Marathon scheduled for March 23, 2003.
"This is a great way to meet other runners training for the same event and
receive instruction and encouragement from a staff of experienced
marathon coaches," remarks Paul Friedman, program director and head coach
of the Washington DC Marathon Training Program. Friedman has directed
the Montgomery County Road Runners Club First Time Marathon Training
Program since 1995 and has completed over 40 marathons and 1 ultra
Geared for all types of runners, the program features coached weekend runs,
offered both Saturdays and Sundays at four separate locations around the
beltway. Participants may choose to attend whichever session is most
convenient, and can switch between different locations. Besides the
coached weekend long runs, the program includes weekly and monthly running
goals for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Marathon Training Program
"We realize that work and family commitments come up. Balance is
important," says Angela Casey, spokesperson for the Washington DC Marathon.
"Our goal was to create a training framework so that even if people travel
or are out of town for extended periods, they still have access to
coaching, and continue to learn and stay motivated. Last year almost 600
people participated in the program and we expect many more to join this
year," she added.
Participants receive weekly emails from the head coach, and have access to
a secure area of the marathon website for updates, additional training
tips and educational materials. A private online bulletin board is also
available for trainees to post messages, schedule mid-week runs and
otherwise communicate with each other. Students can also choose to
attend monthly running seminars, covering topics such as finding the right
shoe for your foot, injury prevention, stretching, sports massage,
physical therapy, and nutrition for the endurance athlete.
There is a single flat registration fee of $150 for participation in the
training program. No other fees or requirements are necessary. All
members of the marathon's training program receive a program manual and
schedule, access to online resources, a training t-shirt, a smart ID tag,
and a team singlet, which the participant is encouraged to wear on
For more information, please consult the Washington DC Marathon webpage at
www.washingtondcmarathon.com. Then click onto the "training" portion of
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON DC MARATHON
The Washington DC Marathon is the only marathon that completely resides
within the borders of the nation's capital. The marathon is organized by
H2O Entertainment Group Inc., an entertainment and special events company
which strives to have the number one name in sports and entertainment in
the nation's capital.
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