Kalmazoo SHufflers Training Group
Marathon/Half Marathon/10k/Couch Potato to 5k
OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
We are an inclusive, welcoming, supportive group of runners. We follow Jeff Galloway’s training method, www.jeffgalloway.com. This training program is built around one increasingly longer Saturday run, which we do together as a group. We do these runs very slowly; with frequent walk breaks (run 4 minutes, walk one minute). The purpose of the long runs is to cover longer and longer distances – building up distance endurance, but without injury. You should plan to run 2 to 3 other runs each week in addition to the long run. We can suggest how to develop a personal running plan. Walk breaks are a key component to prevent injury and enhance recovery.
We believe the social and spiritual dimensions of training are also important. We support each other and make friends. People from any and all faiths to join the SHufflers. Many of the runners enjoy coffee at Panera Bread after the run and consider this their favorite part of the day!
All training runs are held (rain, snow or shine) on Saturday mornings. Location for Saturday Runs (through February) is the Portage Bicentennial Trail, Milham Road parking lot (between Lover’s Lane and Westnedge), at 8:00 a.m.
Email and Facebook notification will be made for location and time changes after February.
The weekly long run schedule is posted below.
Starting in 2017 there is a registration fee to be part of the SHufflers. We are doing this in order to increase the “buy in” factor and commitment of our participants.
It is also our intent to include all who wish to run with our group. If you require financial assistance please email us and we will work with you to make this happen.
All registrants will receive a shirt as part of their registration fee