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PGRC Marathon Training Program

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Program Date

November 15, 2009 - March 20, 2010

Goal Races

National Marathon (DC, 3/20/2010), Shamrock Marathon (VA, 3/21/2010), or other spring marathons


  • Running at least one year
  • Mileage at least 20 miles per week for last month
  • Long run at least 8 miles

Workouts (weather permitting)

  • Sunday long runs, 8:00am, Greenbelt, MD
  • Tuesday track workout, 6:30pm, Largo, MD
  • Thursday evening, 6:30pm, College Park, MD
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    Sharlene Deskins is an RRCA-certified running coach and has coached marathon runners for the past several years. She has been running marathons for ten years.

    Cindy Cohen is an RRCA-certified running coach and the current president of the PGRC. She has completed 7 marathons and one 50k, as well as numerous shorter distance races of 400m to half-marathon. She enjoys a wide variety of running and cross training workouts including long runs with PGRC friends, trail running, hill workouts, interval training, run-commuting to work, yoga, weight training, and cycling. Her goals for the marathon training program are to keep you motivated over the winter, provide a fun training group and structured workouts, and to help you set and achieve realistic goals.

    Dave Ferris is a 51 year old avid and experienced long distance runner. Dave typically logs 50+ miles per week, longer when he's training for a race. Dave coordinates the PGRC Sunday long run and he recently completed his first 50k ultra-marathon. People sometimes refer to Dave as "Mr. Enthusiasm" when it comes to running & it's easy to see why. He'll do just about anything in order to run with other runners at any experience level.


    $50 (In addition, all registrants must be members of the Prince Georges Running Club. If you are not already a member, you may join when you register for the program.) Fee includes coached training program and technical shirt.

    Note-The training fee does NOT include your race registration. You must register for all races on your own. Please be aware that these races may fill up ahead of time.

    PGRC reserves the right to refuse to coach anyone who the coaches believe could be injured in the training program or who does not meet the minimum training requirements.


    Please contact Cindy Cohen at president@pgrc.org.

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