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Long Branch Half Marathon Training Program


In conjunction with Personal Best Nutrition, Runner’s High is proud to present our 2013 Long Branch Half Marathon Training Program!!

Brian head shotRunner’s High Triathlon and Running Coach Brian Shea will kick off the 12-week program on February 11th!! Runner’s High and Coach Brian will lead and coach you up until race day on May 5th.

This is not a cookie cutter program!! Coach Brian will assess each individual’s goals and construct a training program based off your level of experience.

The Long Branch 1/2 Marathon Training Program is designed for the Beginner & Intermediate runner, who is looking to train in a group environment to prep for their first 1/2 marathon or looking to improve their time. Included in this program:

  • Initial one-on-one evaluation with Coach Brian Shea to determine goals, training program, limitations, etc…
  • Customized 12-week training program, built around your schedule & ability.
  • Personal username & password on Coach Brian’s Training Page, which will allow you to see all the details of your training as well as give you access to log all your workout data.
  • Weekly coached group training sessions.
  • On race weekend, Coach Brian will be joining you to go through the logistics of packet pick-up, pre-race meals/hydration & take all the guess work out of your first 1/2 marathon experience!

For more details, or to enroll in the program click on over to Brian’s website (Personal Best Nutrition).  Got questions?  Call our Freehold location at 732-414-2738, or e-mail Brian at brian@personalbestnutrition.com!


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8 comments to “Long Branch Half Marathon Training Program”

  • Ellen Stein, January 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    I am interested in learning more about this training. I am trying to get back into running and think that this may be a good start. Do you think that this training will be too intense and if so do you offer any kind of optional training? Looking forward to hearing from you, Ellen
  • Laura, January 21, 2013 at 7:09 pm
    The last marathon I did was back the NYC in 1999. I'd like to get back into running, again. Looking forward to hearing from you on training details.
  • Brian Shea, January 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    Ellen, Thank you for your inquiry. The VAST majority of the participants in this program are athletes who are also, 'just getting back into running', need to add structure to their training & put a goal on the calendar to help get their butt out the door! ;-) As such, the program is not designed to be overly intensive, but more of a guided program with the structure to take you from where you are today, to finish the race on May 5. An analogy I like to use when training for any 'long' event is that it is similar to investing for retirement…it's success is not dependent on one or two big contributions, it's success is built on doing things little by little over time. We're currently about 15-weeks outside of race day, so even if your training is minimal at this point, if you can commit to 3-4 'contributions' to your running 'investment' each week, you can DEFINITELY get to the finish line on May 5. The key piece of your training is about building your running volume vs an overly aggressive, intensity based program which has a higher likelihood of getting you injured. I hope that helps answer your questions, but if there's ANYTHING else we can help you with, please don't hesitate to put another post or send me a direct e-mail: Brian@PersonalBestNutrition.com Hope to see you with us in a few weeks! Brian Shea President/Head Coach Phone: 732.580.5746 www.PersonalBestNutrition.com Follow us on Twitter for Specials, Giveaways & Endurance Sports News: http://twitter.com/PBNutrition
  • Brian Shea, January 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    Laura, Thank you for your post. As noted above, the majority of the participants are either new to the 1/2 Marathon distance or like you, getting back into it after some time off. The fact that you have a marathon under your belt will typically put you in a different direction, than someone who has never run more than 3 miles (even if it's been 13-years since your last one!). The training program is based on your current training as well as your goal on May 5. An athlete who's currently running 9-miles per week, spread out through (3) runs & looking to run 2:30, will have a very different program from an athlete currently doing 25 miles /week & trying to break 1:45. Once you're registered via this link (http://www.personalbestnutrition.com/cgi-bin/pbn/960.html) we will schedule a time to discuss your current training & determine an appropriate program & training load from there (based on your running volume/pace, goals, current lifestyle...ie work, family, etc...). We will schedule at least (1) group workout each week, typically an interval session as it allows athletes of a varied level of ability, to participate in the same workout as we'll do a looped course or track workout. I hope that helps clear up your questions, but if there's ANYTHING else we can assist with, please drop another post or send me an e-mail directly: Brian@PersonalBestNutrition.com Hope to meet you soon! -Brian Shea
  • Thomas Davis, January 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm
    Hello! I am very interested in your training program. I all ready signed up and paid. I run with the Wakefern / Shop Rite Team mostly. I also run with NYRR and completed 9 + 1 program. This will be my 4th haft marathon. One in each of the last 3 years. I ran 34 cheritable events last year. I am running my first marathon in New York in November. I want to get my time under 2 hours. My haft marathon times are 2 hr 17 min, 2 hr 10 min and 2 hr22 min. Thank you, Thomas davis 732-406-2790
  • Brian Shea, January 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm
    Thomas, It sounds like you're doing FANTASTIC & congrats on your finishes! I'd be happy to discuss the program w/ you in greater detail, so please send me an e-mail & we can firm up a time on Thursday or Friday to connect: Brian@PersonalBestNutrition.com Speak w/ you soon! -Brian Shea
  • janey Hughes, February 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    Started running two years ago and have completed 6 halfs and Broad street twice. I would like to do a half under 2 hrs . I usually run 2:07 to 2:11. I hope this might push me a little.
    • Brian Shea, February 10, 2013 at 11:10 am
      Janey - Thank you for your interest in the program. We'd be happy to discuss the program & get you rolling towards that 1:59:59. Please shoot me an e-mail & we can schedule a time to talk: Brian@PersonalBestNutrition.com Hope to see you this week at the group workout!