During my time at work I’ve met several folks signing up for the Sioux Falls Half Marathon on September 11th, 2016. This to me is very exciting. As a staunch supporter of this fantastic local race I always get excited to meet the people running in my home town. What is even more exciting to me is the number of people that are signing up for this race as their very first half marathon! To me there is no greater distance than the half marathon. You have to be dedicated to training, but you don’t have to sell your soul to the training to get ready for the race.
Recently, I was asked to write a training plan for a newer runner preparing to run Sioux Falls. I got so excited writing the plan that I thought I’d share it today to encourage others to take on the Sioux Falls Half Marathon as their first half. This plan includes the 605 Summer Race Series - $50 to run three races that build you up to the half marathon distance. This is a very affordable way to get some race experience which I find to be critical when running your first “BIG” race.
Please note that I am not a private coach and that I present this plan based solely off of my own personal running experiences. This plan is geared toward beginning runners – if you’d like private coaching services we have a highly skilled and qualified contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, I’d also like to plug my good friends at Sanford Health. We will once again be sponsoring a 10 week runner’s strength training camp that would be a great complement to this training plan. I’ve been working with the team at Sanford all year and they have helped me become the best possible athlete I can be and I highly recommend them for training services.
Greg "PEPSI" Koch
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