Pheidippides, after witnessing Athens's victory at the Battle of Marathon, ran 26.2 miles to the city, where he died immediately after announcing that he had just run a marathon. Avoid his rookie mistakes with today's side deal: for $20, you get an ODDyssey Half-Marathon training manual (a $40 value). If you register for the actual marathon by May 5, you will also get $5 off the registration fee using the code "Groupon."
Your half-marathon training manual will lead you step-by-step through a 15-week gradual training program designed to prepare you for any half-marathon or 13.1-mile Friday-night jog to the convenience store. With both beginner and intermediate plans available, the program is designed to fit the flexible scheduling needs of busy professionals; it calls for long weekend runs and flexible weeknight jogs, giving you the freedom to train around both work and ukulele practice. Consult the guide for training tips for the upcoming ODDyssey Half Marathon, or use it to break away from your clingy half-marathon training group and train for future half marathons solo. When you email Carl, be sure to specify whether you would like the manual for beginners or intermediates.
Philadelphia Bridge Running and Happy Hour Training Program
The ODDyssey Half Marthon training team is waiting for you––but they won't wait long. Every Tuesday night in April, the team makes a trek across Philadelphia's network of bridges in anticipation of the ODDyssey Half Marathon on June 8. After each run, the whole team piles into a bar for a complimentary Sly Fox craft beer and a pit stain competition. At the end of happy hour, participants enter into a raffle for such prizes as running shoes, apparel, and koozies. Anyone who completes all five training runs will earn a commemorative T-shirt as well. Each week focuses on one running club and one fundraising effort, and all proceeds from registration go to charity.