To keep me motivated for my first full marathon in March we have decided to form a Winter Marathon Training Group that will basically be an extension of the Wednesday Track workouts at Wilson Center. Hillary Peabody our Wednesday Track coach will come up with a training plan we will all follow that will consist of a long Saturday run, the regular Wednesday track workouts plus one or two shorter to medium distance runs and some cross training. We are still getting a feel for where all the interested folks live which will impact where we start our long Saturday Runs, but at least a large chunk of them will involve Rock Creek Park in Northwest DC. Runs will start no earlier than 8AM. People of all paces are welcome, people training for their first full or just looking to improve their half marathon performance are welcome to join. Much of the communication will be via the winter marathon training group Facebook Group. Visit this address and ask to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/DCTriWinterMarathonGroup/. That's where we will post the training plans, pics, set up carpooling and decide the meeting place for each Saturday long run. Email me if you have questions, this is just something we are developing so we might not have concrete answers for you yet but we are developing them firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. You can easily participate in this training plan and still hit 1-2 masters swim classes per week so this will be great for folks interested in the National Challenge Championships
P.S. P.S. If you have never been to the Wednesday Night Track workouts at Wilson Center email HillaryPeabody@yahoo.com to get on that email list and take a look at the FAQs here https://www.dctriclub.org//index.cfm?fuseaction=Train.Wilson_Track_Workout