Fall Marathon Training 2018--UPDATED 2019 INFO COMING EARLY SUMMER

  • Free training program targeting a fall marathon of your choice (or just run for fun!)
  • Long runs are every Saturday morning at 7 a.m. beginning June 23
  • New and old routes!
  • There will be water at the runs 

Continuing Second Wind tradition, we will offer a summer marathon training program. Our summer long runs are for those who want to train for the marathon or half-marathon races for fall marathons and will have multiple distance options for early and later races.

For those of you who are new club members, or tend to skim emails, here is some background information from past years. Because so many Second Wind-ers ran one of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon races we scheduled our summer/fall weekend long runs to coincide with this event. This year, we decided to not focus on a given race but that doesn't mean you can't! The Saturday training runs will be every other Saturday morning at 7 a.m. beginning June 23. The club will provide water at each run.

Since this is a free training program, there will not be official pace groups like the spring training program, but there will be people running at different paces and no one ever ends up running alone. Of course, you can use these long runs as training for any event that you are interested in. There is no requirement to run in any race to come to the training runs.


Date Starting Location Distance
6/23/18  Meadowbrook 8
6/30/18  Hessel Park 10
7/7/18  Champaign YMCA  10


Mahomet Lake of the Woods on 47  12
7/21/18  Meadowbrook 8/12
7/28/18  Hessel Park 10/14
8/4/18  Champaign YMCA  10/14
8/11/18  Mahomet Lake of the Woods on 47 12/16


Meadowbrook  12/18
8/25/18  Hessel Park 14
9/1/18  Champaign YMCA  14


Mahomet Lake of the Woods on 47 16
9/15/18  Hessel Park 20
9/22/18  Kickapoo Rail Trail (Urbana)  14
9/29/18 Meadowbrook 10/20
10/6/18 Lake of the woods RT 47 lot Mahomet 14-16
10/13/18 Centennial Park Sholem lot 20/22
10/20/18  Champaign YMCA 13
10/27/18  Kickapoo Rail Trail (Urbana) 10


The courses are loops or routes that can be adjusted to the distance you want to run.