Welcome to Boise RunWalk!
Spring group training continues each Saturday morning @ 7:30AM
- It's never too late to join.
- structured group coaching on Saturday mornings
- meet most Saturdays at 7:30am
- other locations announced in weekly update and Saturday mornings
- target distances: 10K and half marathon
- target events: Fit for Life, Run 4 Heaven's Gate, City of Trees, and more
- Summer coaching session begins July 16
Locations, training plan and MAPs inside your Weekly Update.
- This 2016 Spring session is FREE!
- Simple registration is required, click here.
- Later this Summer we'll resume our affordable fee.
Your most current Spring training plan is available here.
Please print and/or save the PDF.
Please register here.
Be sure to ask questions about the group plan, even the embarrassing questions you're likely to discover asking yourself or one of your most trusted running pals over the training season (like 'why do I fart when I run'), during Saturday morning group coaching. Trust me, laughing at oneself inside a group is therapeutic. And believe me, I need therapy. ( :
Beginners and couch potatoes welcome!
- Read what others are saying here
- Follow the Weekly Update for locations, times, clinics, maps, routes
- Walkers and Runners - all levels. Couch potatoes welcome!
Walkers and Runners - all experience levels
Join BOISE RunWalk's group training program this Spring. Runners and walkers, all experience levels, Couch Potatoes too. Join the Spring and Summer group training programs for a full two seasons of group support, new friends and great fun.
Marathon. Half Marathon. 10K. Springtime!
Your Spring training program provides the group support and coaching you need 12 weeks with your target event in July. The Spring program also starts the 25-week marathon schedule towards the Portland Marathon and City of Trees Marathon. One of our most popular training programs with other target race events including Barber to Boise 10K, Run for the Hills Half Marathon 10K, Run 4 Heaven's Gate and Zeitgeist Half Marathon.
Portland Marathon, City of Trees Marathon, Run for Heaven's Gate
The marathon schedule starts in Spring training for runners and walkers. One of the biggest challenges coaches have is getting inexperienced runners to approach the first 5 weeks at low intensity while focusing on core strength and flexibility. You have plenty of time to add speed training once you have built a base of low miles and freedom from injury. During the first 5 weeks, focus on core strength, nutrition and making new friends, all while running very conservatively.
Fit for Life Half Marathon
The half marathon schedule in the Spring starts at 3-4 miles for runners and walkers, and ends at the Fit for Life Half Marathon 10K 5K in July.
The 10K Spring training schedule starts at 1-2 miles. Many people enjoy training for the 10K (6.2 miles) and this program provides an opportunity to re-introduce yourself to running after a long, very long layoff. The 10K programs is also perfect for walkers learning to run, and everyone preparing for a half marathon program in the Summer.
All Spring program routes are on the greenbelt and in the foothills at Hulls Gulch. All groups share the common routes with coaches, water coolers when necessary and restrooms or portable toilets.
Meet at Shoreline Park and enjoy a Saturday morning routine that includes group coaching, warm-up and workout. As the morning temperatures rise and the sun comes up earlier we’ll start meeting earlier. Most mornings we will hold group discussions where we coach you on important training topics using a question/answer format. These discussions last 20-30 minutes before we warm-up and head out on the routes.
Do you need additional coaching outside the coaching you receive in BOISE RunWalk's training group programs? Or are you a non-member who is seeking a personal coach? For information visit Coach Steve's personal coaching page.