***COVID-19 Program Update: In light of the continuing uncertainty around COVID-19 and the provincial health authority's recommendation to limit public gatherings, sadly we will be unable to hold weekly clinic meetups for the 10K to Half Marathon program. However, SportMedBC is still offering the program virtually! Please be sure that you meet the pre-requisites listed below as this program is built as a continuation of the 10K InTraining Program. Happy training!***
SportMedBC in Partnership with Canadian Running Series & Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon is introducting a 9-Week 10K to Half Marathon Program starting the week of April 25th!
SportMedBC’s 10K to Half Marathon Program will help InTraining graduates to safely complete the 21K distance. Created by Lynn Kanuka, SportMedBC’s RunWalk Coach and resident Olympian, and with the support of our experienced team of run leaders, SportMedBC is providing a gradual training program that starts right after the Sun Run. This 9-week training program will allow for a seamless transition to walk/run the 21km distance.
Our 10K to Half Marathon training clinics offer two intensity levels:
Run Easy is suitable for those runners who have completed SportMedBC’s Run10K training and/or are comfortable with a 40mins run/walk with “10 and 1s” intervals (10mins running alternated with 1min walking) three times per week, and ideally have completed at least one 10K event.
Run Stronger is suitable for runners who have completed SportMedBC’s Run10KStronger program, or are comfortably running 40mins three times per week, and ideally have completed at least one 10K event.
Participants should only consider these clinics if they have been walk/running safely and comfortably, with no injury problems for 3 months leading up to the clinic start date.
Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon Virtual Race
While the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon has officially been cancelled, Canada Running Series has arranged a virtual 21K option to keep you motivated towards reaching your end goal. The Scotiabank Virtual Half Marathon can be completed anytime between June 28 and September 18, however we encourage participants who are following the training program to complete the race as close to June 28 as possible. Participants must register for the virtual half marathon separately. For more information and to register CLICK HERE.
Half Marathon Training Program Details
Start Date: Week of Saturday April 25th
End Date: Week of Saturday June 20th
- 9-week Training Program
- Training Manual with coaching advice for each training phase
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