The Wabash Valley Roadrunners welcomes you to Trained in Terre Haute 2020! TNT, as our program is commonly referred to, is a 16 week training program to prepare athletes of all levels to complete (and compete) in a spring Half-Marathon. There are several Half-Marathons in the spring that will fit into this training schedule. We will also continue to take a group to Indianapolis for the Indy Mini Marathon on May 2nd.
The directors and coaches are preparing for another great year of training and we look forward to your participation. This will be our 21st year of serving the community through the TNT program. This program has introduced so many to the joys of fitness, health and friendship through running and walking. We at WVRR are proud of the opportunity you give us each year and hope that you join us, not only in making a great year for TNT, but continue your effort through active participation in your local running club and its activities.
An informational and registration meeting for Trained in Terre Haute will be held on December 18, 2019 at 7:00 in the cafeteria at North Vigo High School. Training will start on January 14th at the same location and time. The January 14th meeting will officially kick-off training and is a mandatory meeting. In addition to distributing books and training shirts, we will have a brief clinic focusing on training theory, winter running and common injuries and their prevention.
In the interest of safety and common sense, we recommend that any one registering for TNT who is not currently acclimated to performing rigorous physical activity get medical approval before enrolling.
If you are doing the Indy Mini we strongly urge that you enter through TNT. (Our arrangement with the race organizers allows us to monitor these entries and ensure that they are correct. It also allows us to pick up all of the registration packages from Indianapolis and bring them back to Terre Haute.)
The TNT training levels are defined as follows:
Fitness Walker - The athlete intends to walk the entire 13.1 miles, current fitness level is not relevant.
Beginning Runner - The athlete is new to running and may find it necessary to walk short intervals.
Intermediate Runner - The athlete has done TNT before or has run races of 10k or longer.
Advanced Intermediate Runner - These athletes are interested in running faster regardless of current pace. This is a performance-based training group and the workouts will be more difficult. Runners in the advanced groups will receive a more individualized training schedule complete with goals and will be expected to take part in the Training Series Races time trails. If you want to get faster and fitter you may be interested in this group! This group’s primary focus is on those wishing to run the a half-marathon in under 2:00.
Advanced - The athlete wishes to run faster regardless of current pace. This is performance-based training and more individualized. The group is primarily for those wishing to run the mini under 1:40.
You may switch levels provided you tell both coordinators.
Corporate/Group Discount & Competition - Gather a group of 5 or more individuals from your employer or organization (think churches, clubs, etc) and get a discount of $5 for each person! Also, the group with the most members successfully completing the program will get a special prize and some Wabash Valley Road Runners swag! Once your group has registered, you will receive more detailed information on the competition.
E-mail: Buddy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellie Caldwell at email@example.com
We are looking forward to training with you!