Any adjustments to your pace group will be made during these first few weeks. If your initial assigned group pace is too difficult, we will move you to the next easier group. If you find yourself pulling ahead of your group, we will move you to the next most difficult group to match your abilities. After 2-3 weeks, most runners have settled into their groups and are moving towards longer distances in their weekly runs.
During weekdays, you run on your own following the training schedule that we provide to you or join a group run with the DBRC and Program Leader.
The group meets on Saturdays for our weekly training run. Our weekly trainings increase every week, until we complete the schedule. Throughout the weekly training run, we will take regular walk breaks at a frequency based on your assigned pace group.
After about 4 weeks, we introduce some speed work into some of the weekly training runs for our veteran runners. Speed work is generally not recommended for first time marathoners. However, depending on your fitness level, speed work could make sense for you.
Knowledgeable Leaders. Our leaders are assigned to groups. They are veteran marathoners, veterans of our program, and we have a Certified Running Coach. They lead your weekly run, answer your questions and encourage you as you train.
Camaraderie and Lots of Support - A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name. Between our pace groups and our pace group leaders, we've put a network in place to help keep you motivated and accountable. You'll make new friends and know everyone's name.
Email Access to Jeff Galloway. Any member can email Jeff directly with questions - he will respond!
Information Seminars. Throughout the season we'll offer seminars on proper attire, hydration and nutrition.
Group Social Events. We celebrate the end of a successful season with an end of season party. Our pace groups often become like families, getting together for breakfast, weekly runs or other social events from time to time.