BRRC Beginner/Intermediate 5K Training Group – Fall 2023

Begins August 3 and continues until October 12, with goal race of the 5K of The Baltimore Running Festival on October 14th. (You must sign up for the goal race on your own)
Overview: People decide they want to learn how or to improve their existing skills with walking or running a 5K in time for fall races. Join the Baltimore Road Runners to do just that, plus meet new friends and have a lot of fun!
Goals and Purposes:
The NEW RUNNERS Training Group is designed for six groups of people.
• Walkers who want to complete their first 5K
• Walkers who have completed a 5K, but want to improve their skills
• Those who want to learn how to run a 5K
• Runners who have run a 5K, but want to improve their skills
• Those who want to return from an injury utilizing the safety of a structured program
• Families who want to run together in a structured environment
Under the leadership of experienced, certified coaches, runners will be introduced to topics such as proper running form, clothing choices, pacing, hill strategy, hydration, static and dynamic stretching, and more.
A 10-week schedule will be provided to all participants. Participants self-identify which group they want to join, and may change groups at will.
Both walkers and runners will be introduced to intervals, where they walk faster or run for a specified time period, then walk briskly to recover for a specified time.
The speed-walking/running time will be increased and the recovery time decreased as the training progresses. The distances will also be increased during the training.
Location: The group will meet twice a week on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Thursday evenings (First meeting on August 3) – Carver Center for Arts and Technology – 938 York Rd. Baltimore, MD 21204  The group will meet at the track.  Time: 6:30 P.M. Water will be provided
Saturday mornings- Meadowood Regional Park  (First meeting on August 5)– 10650 Falls Rd. Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093.
Meet in the parking lot of the park, at the Falls Rd. entrance.
Time: 6:45 AM, take-off at 7 o Water will be provided.
Dates: August 03, 2023 to October 14, 2023 (10 Weeks)
Target Race: 10/14/2023 Baltimore Running Festival 5K
Leads: Ginnie Welsh and Bev Byron