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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

Happy birthday to us… Here are the presents for YOU!!!!

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Wow what a weekend! Just 5 years ago we opened our doors to our community of St Michaels with the dream of being a central point for area (and visiting) athletes to have to get the equipment that they needed. Our hope was that we would grow the number of people in the area who were concerned about their fitness and help anyone who needed guidance, achieve their goals. From our monthly Free 5ks to our group bike rides and runs, to our ladies’ night clinics (starting back up for the winter), we try to give back when we can. We hope that we have been able to help you in your journey!!

So this weekend is always a big deal for us. Not only is it the shop’s anniversary but Laura’s birthday is coming up (on the 12th) and the live streaming broadcast for the Ironman World Championships from Kona, Hawaii, are always played, bringing in lots of local triathletes. We all sat around last night and watched OUR Superbowl play out on live TV. This was after we were able to help out one of our community partners, the Talbot Humane Society, by timing their Bark In The Park 5k, on Saturday morning!! (RESULTS CAN BE FOUND AT https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=83142)

Sunday morning we were going to have our 5th anniversary FREE 5k where participants brought gloves, hats and scarves for us to give to our local schools to distribute. The winds were howling, the rain was pouring, and yet 5 brave souls came out and battled the weather! Congratulations to Shawn, Steven, Grizzly, Todd and Mitch for coming out.   YOUR race results can be found at https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=83285

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As the day went on, we got a surprise visit from one of our friends, Senator Addie Eckardt, who brought us a State Citation for being involved with the community for the past 5 years. We were very excited about that and will proudly display this. We don’t do what we do for the praise, but it’s still pretty cool to see it. 😉

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Over the past two days we have had some generous door prizes donated by some of our friends and cohorts and any customer who came in the shop was able to put their name is for the prizes of their choosing. So, without further ado the winners are:

Algonquin 50k entry   – Brandon Chance

Hearthstone Fitness Bod Pod Assessment – Andrea Corner

6 month Membership at Fitness Rx – Alyssa Huff

$50 Gift Certificate for Eat Sprout – Heather Wheeler

Nanticoke River Swim and Tri entry – Dan Bieber

Cambridge MultiSport Membership – Andrea Smith

“Tri” the movie  (2 Tickets) – Matt Cook

1 hour massage with Kiley Slagle Massage – Shawn Carter

St Michaels Running Festival entry (2 winners!!!) – Stacey Smith  AND Olga Boyce

VTS MTS Triathlon (Sprint or Olympic) entry (2 winners!!!) – Nicole Adams  AND Matt Dunn

10k Across the Bay 2016 entry (2 winners!!!) – Dan Bieber AND Andrea Smith

3 months coaching with RRCA Run Coach Melissa Coenen-Lantz – JoAnna Murphy

3 months coaching with USAT Tri Coach Jason Chance – Kiley Shipp

Congratulations to everyone and THANK YOU for everyone who has helped us grow over the past 5 years. Here’s to 50 more!!!!