About CRC training plans
Members of Cypress Running Club typically compete in several races each year. Members are not required to register for any training plan, and there are no limitations on the number of training plans members can participate in during the season. CRC Training plans are designed by Certified Training Coach Daniel Benitez & Mark Peterson.
Before getting started with any plan
CRC’s top priority is that you have an injury free running season. We will achieve this objective working together in your training once you have set a realistic goal. In CRC, we urge runners to follow a “next logical step in your development” rule. If you have never run a race, then start with a 5k training plan. If the longest race you have run is a 5k, consider that a half-marathon is ten miles longer, so you might want to run a 5-mile or 10k race, then include a 10-mile race as part of half-marathon training. Those who begin their training with only a full marathon in mind are especially at risk of developing TMTS Syndrome (Too Much Too Soon), a leading cause of injury.
Selecting a Running Group / Training Plan
For the 2017-18 season, we have structured our training plans around the common goals that our members share. You can find below the different “groups” of runner we have, their common goals and suggested training plans. If you are not sure what group / training plan you should follow, our coaches will advice you on this decision!!
|Group||Common Goals||Training Program|
|No More Excuses 5K||
|Mileage Builder Group||