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We are back at it on Saturday June 13th at Peirce Mill @ 7:00 AM. The coaches will be Kevin and Ram.
 
Seminar:  Coach Vandana will be giving seminar on interval training.   

Register: If you haven't already done so, please register for the Summer Training Program. These weekly notifications will end on June 20, except for those who register.

Sign Up: PLEASE “sign-up” for each training run. Please click on the following link
and enter your information. Please Sign Up by Thursday (6/11) at Noon. 
 
Meeting Point: Picnic Area 1 pavilion at Peirce Mill (there are three parking lots close by). You can also park on Shoemaker Street and Spring of Freedom Lane near the Embassy of Hungary. See map link below.

Directions/Parking: Please use the following link for a map to the meeting point. We will meet at the picnic area pavilion.
 
NOTE: The MCC Coaching Staff understands that some runners might not want to venture out into a group setting at this time. Therefore, we are offering a “virtual coaching” option. Simply send a message to coach@mc-coop.org and request the assignment of a Virtual Coach. The Coaching Staff will appoint someone who will personalize a program just for you. Your Virtual Coach will maintain frequent on-line contact and help you achieve your training goals.

Social safety requirements:

  • Do not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if you have been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet should be practiced at all times.
  • Face masks must be worn for the arrival, initial announcements, and any post run conversations.
  • Face masks are optional during the run as long as at least 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained.
  • If more than 10 people are present, the coaching staff will split the participants into groups of less than 10 to provide initial announcements and course information.
  • All participants must bring their own food and drink and no sharing is permitted.
  • Runners must maintain at least a 6 foot social distance during the run and may run only in well-spaced groups of no more than 3.
Start Time: 7:00 AM

Distance: The scheduled mileage is 7 miles for marathon trainees and 3 miles for the half-marathon trainees.

Course: The 7-mile route is out and back on Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park. Beach Drive is closed to through traffic on weekends up until Joyce Road. The turnaround for this run is at Picnic Area 10; which will be marked and/or have a course marshall.
 
Here is the route for the 7 mile run.
 
Half Marathoners: Your coach will lead you out on Beach Drive to the turn-around point and back.
 
Aid Stations: Please note that MCC will not provide post-run refreshments or communal aid stations this year because of risks associated with the coronavirus. Each runner must bring water/Gatorade. We are designing the runs with multiple passes of the start/finish area, runners may stow refreshments there.
 
Host Charity: MarrowMinded

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Next week: We will be running on Saturday, June 20th at Carderock and the Host Charity will be TASSC. The coaches will be Satya and Subhash.