Category Archives: Running

TCR Group Training – Spring 2019 – Salisbury Marathon

Back by popular demand, the TCR Group Training program is back for your spring race schedule!

We will be offering group training programs for marathon, half marathon and 5K distances with our partner and goal race being the 2019 Salisbury Marathon on April 6.

“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” —Unknown

MEET YOUR COACH:  Ben Pittsley  

We are excited to have Ben Pittsley, from Cambridge, MD, join us as our lead run training coach.   Ben has a long running resume, with some of his most notable achievements including 1st overall finisher at the 2014 & 2015  Run 4 Shelter Half Marathon (1:20:28 & 1:17:59), 1st overall finisher at the 2013 Three Bridges Half Marathon (1:22:54), 3rd overall finisher at the 2016 St. Michaels Half Marathon (1:19:45), 4th overall at the 2016 Tim Kennard 10-Mile River Run (58:05 – 5:48/mile pace), and 5th overall at the 2015 Across the Bay 10K (34:18 with a field of 21K+ participants).  Ben also qualified for and ran the 2014 Boston Marathon (3:17:23).  His qualifying time was at the 2013 Cape Cod Marathon where he ran a 2:59:40.  Ben most recently held the position of Assistant Track & Field Coach at Easton High School from 2016-2017.  He left his position at Easton High School when he accepted a new position at the Maryland Comptroller’s office in Annapolis last year.  Ben is an active member of Cambridge Multisport, and has competed in several local triathlon events as well as IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman and IRONMAN Maryland.  Most recently, Ben has completed the RRCA Coaching Certification program and is now a certified coach.

Our training program is designed to help you cross your first finish line, train for another or to claim that PR.  All paces are welcome.  Please note that you should be comfortable running (or run/walk) 3-4 miles before considering the program.  The spring training programs will begin on Sunday January 6, 2019.

We are working on dates for interest meetings which will take place in November and December at the shop.  Once those dates have been set, we will update the information on this page as well as social media sites.

This will be a 12-week program during which you will receive personalized coaching, support and encouragement, in-store discounts and a team race singlet.

COST:  12-Week Marathon Training Program – $225 – Includes your race entry fee to the 2019 Salisbury Marathon

We will have an initial interest meeting in December here at the shop.  Anyone may attend the meeting, as there is no requirement to sign up at that time.  We will discuss the program details and goals.  It will be an opportunity to meet your coach as well as store staff who will help guide and support you through your journey to 26.2 miles.

What to expect once you decide to join the training program:

  •  Supported group runs at least twice a week with planned routes (long distance runs on Sundays), group support and encouragement
  • Inclusive and friendly atmosphere to welcome runners of all ability levels
  • Weekly training plans with cross-training recommendations
  • 10% discount in-store discount here at TriCycle and Run
  • Personalized, digital gait analysis with footwear recommendations
  • Nutrition, race-prep and injury prevention education

COST:  12-Week Half Marathon Training Program – $160 – Includes your race entry fee to the 2019 Salisbury Half Marathon

  •  Supported group runs at least twice a week with planned routes (long distance runs on Sundays), group support and encouragement
  • Inclusive and friendly atmosphere to welcome runners of all ability levels
  • Weekly training plans with cross-training recommendations
  • 10% discount in-store discount here at TriCycle and Run
  • Personalized, digital gait analysis with footwear recommendations
  • Nutrition, race-prep and injury prevention education

COST:  12-Week 5K Training Program – $75 – Includes race entry fee to the 2019 Salisbury 5K

  •  Supported group runs at least twice a week with planned routes (long distance runs on Sundays), group support and encouragement
  • Inclusive and friendly atmosphere to welcome runners of all ability levels
  • Weekly training plans with cross-training recommendations
  • 10% discount in-store discount here at TriCycle and Run
  • Personalized, digital gait analysis with footwear recommendations
  • Nutrition, race-prep and injury prevention education

If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to email us at tcrtraininggroups@gmail.com

Pumpkin Run FREE 5K Fun Run

Come out and join us for our next race in our TriCycle and Run FREE 5K Series on Saturday, October 20 at 9:00am.

Planning a trip to St. Michaels for the Fall into St. Michaels weekend?  Make sure you plan to kick the weekend off right by joining us and helping the After School Kids program at St. Michaels Community Center!  For this race we will be collecting donations to fill the current wish list of supplies for the community center.  Items needed include:  basketballs, sidewalk chalk, Barbies, Barbie accessories, AA and AAA batteries, craft kits for kids, activity workbooks for grades K-5, no-sew blanket kits, healthy snacks, cases of bottled water, and more that can be found inside their latest newsletter, http://www.stmichaelscc.org/uploads/8/1/4/8/81485002/sept._2018_newsletter.pdf

This timed event will begin promptly at 9:00am.  We will have a brief race meeting at 8:45am in the front parking lot of the shop, then move over the start line for the race as a group.  We ask that participants plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School then make the short walk down to the shop for the start of the race.

ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK HERE

On-site registration and bib pickup will begin at 8:00am, and we encourage everyone to try and arrive no later than 8:30am.  The course utilizes most of the St. Michaels Nature Trail making the race ideal for participants of all ages and abilities.  Strollers as well as four-legged friends are always welcome.

As usual, this event is designed to be FUN!!  As such, this is a prediction race….meaning that just because you cross the finish line first, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the race winner.  You will need to guess your finish time by the closest margin to be declared a race winner! Anyone within 10 seconds of their official time will be declared a race winner!

We can’t wait to see you all in a couple weeks!