Train

Training Plans

For Runners:

  • Couch to 5K Plan– starts on July 7th – for those with little or no recent running experience, to be ready to run a 5K in early Sept.
  • 5K to 5 Mile Plan– starts on Sept. 5th – 5K completed previously, moving up to 5 miles (8K)
  • Intermediate 5 Mile Plan – starts on Sept. 5th – 5 mile (8K) race completed previously

For Walkers:

  • Couch to 5K Walk Plan– starts on July 7th – for those with little or no recent walking experience, to be ready to run a 5K in early Sept.
  • 5K to 5 Mile Walk Plan– starts on Sept. 5th – 5K completed previously, moving up to 5 miles (8K)

Please feel free to use your favorite training plan if you already have one.  The plan should be for a five mile (8K) race and begin at a suitable place based on your current physical condition.  There may also be group training affiliates listed below in the “Coaching” section of this page.


Training Runs/Walks

We are in the process of setting up training runs/walks next summer and fall.  As soon as the details have been finalized each training run will be listed on our Facebook “Events” page.  We ask that you “Join” that event so that we can get a headcount (please do not just “Like” it if you are planning to attend).

Please join our Facebook group to find a training group/partner near you.  Training with a partner or group has been shown to be the overall best way to keep training on track.


Coaching

Joe Gigas* will be available, via: email as well as on our: Facebook, Blog and Twitter pages, for tips and guidance to help your training and race day to be their best.

Blog: http://beautyandthebeachrun.org/blog/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beautyandthebeachrun
Twitter: http://twitter.com/beautybeachrun  @beautybeachrun
Email: racedirector@beautyandthebeachrun.com

Get moving - training

Beauties and Joe at the end of a training run, in Pier Village

*Joe is the race director for Beauty and the Beach Run™ as well as the former Director of the New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon). He is a RRCA certified endurance running coach, and has lots of experience helping beginner, intermediate, and competitive runners to reach their individual goals as safely and quickly as reasonably possible. He also writes blog articles answering running-related questions.

In addition, he is a former professional skier and certified instructor who has helped skiers of all abilities to have more fun on the slopes and/or to ski and race better.  Joe is also the “World Runner in Chief” at Let’s Run The World.