So, you’ve just finished the marathon… Now what?

So, you’ve just finished the marathon… Now what?

After months and months of preparation, many of you have just finished your marathon training cycle. Many of us will undoubtedly go into hibernation for the winter only to emerge when the weather gets nicer. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! There are plenty of races and training options for runners willing to brave the darker and colder months.

Upcoming Races

RRRC Turkey Trot 10k – 11/28

This thanksgiving race is a richmond tradition! Taking place on the scenic U of R campus this hilly 10k is somewhat challenging, proving you a perfect excuse to binge on turkey later. The field is capped at 1600 and sells out every year, so make sure to grab your spot today!

Toy Run 5k – 12/15

This race is a bit more lighthearted and fun. The Toy Run is a unique race thats for a great cause. In lieu of an entry fee, runners can bring a toy valued at $10 to donate to Toys for Tots. This is the Toy Run’s 29th year and also the first time the race will be chip timed. This 5k is a fast, flat out and back road race, located in Innsbrook.

Frostbite 15K – 1/19

How often do you get to race a 15k? This distance makes a good indicator of fitness for those runners training for spring marathons. The Frostbite 15k is usually held in the neighborhoods south of the VCU campus and adjacent to Hollywood Cemetery.

Training Opportunities

A solid training group can make training through winter months much more bearable. There are many opportunities for runners looking for camaraderie and support of fellow runners. Throughout the winter we will be hosting group runs from our store on Mondays and Thursdays. These runs will be an informal easy run. beginning at 6PM. we usually try to host a unique group run, featuring a rep from brands we carry at least once a month. details can be found on our facebook page and the “Roadrunner Group Runs” Facebook group. These runs can serve as a nice supplement to a more organized training group such as…

The RRRC Spring Marathon Training Team

This group run is an organized group of runned training for a spring marathon with a focus on Shamrock and Boston. They meet on Saturday at 8AM in the Dogwood Dell parking lot, just a few blocks south of the store. This group starts meeting on 11/30, but you can register through 1/18.

The RRRC Advanced 10k Training Team

This group is a bit more structured, providing not only the saturday group runs (which are split into pace groups) but also a weekly track workout, as well as a customised 10-week training plan to suit your goals. They meet on Saturdays at 8AM at Westminster Presbyterian Church (Malvern & Monument) and also host clinics after the runs that can be very helpful. This Program costs $65 for RRRC members and also includes entries into two club races that are part of the 10-week training program. This program is limited to 175 members and registration ends 1/26.

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