Training for an endurance running event is a challenging and rewarding process.
Durango, CO Group Training Runs
Saturday Morning Endurance Runs Sponosred by Durango Motorless Transit
The group meets at Durango Joe's on College Drive at 8 am. Training distances vary and are followed by coffee and socializing.
Galloway Training Program - Durango Program Director Nancy Robinson 970-946-8914
Want to Train for the Durango Double with a Group? Galloway Training Group is getting started. Almost anyone can complete a marathon or half-marathon with just 6 months of training. The Galloway Training Program is open to anyone who is interested in fulfilling the goal to run a marathon, half marathon, 25K or 50K trail run. The training group welcomes all levels from beginners to runners looking to set a PR. This low mileage run/walk program will prepare you for an incredible achievement.
Durango Motorless Transit: Wednesday Night Trail Runs
Trail runs are every Wednesday from April to October 16th - see the weekly schedule for locations. Trail runs start at 6:00 pm Sharp. These are fun, social runs! Runners of all abilities are welcome.
Durango Motorless Transit: Thursday Night Track Workout
These coached workouts start at 5:30 pm on the Durango High School track. They are great for all fitness levels and are followed by pizza and fun at Home Slice North. You must be a DMT member to participate. Join online or on Thursday at the track.
How to Train for the Durango Double
Durango Double: 25K & Half Marathon
Your longest training run only needs to be 15 – 18 miles; so this is the perfect option for someone who is training for a late fall marathon or who has not quite gotten all the long run miles done for marathon training.
Durango Double: 50K & Marathon
Most runners come to this sport with a metabolism trained for speed: I.E. burn lots of carbohydrate fast. What you need for ultras is a metabolism trained for endurance: I.E. be stingy on carbo burning and burn fat instead. Any damn fool can run fast for 20 miles. To run well for 50 requires a specific type of response from the endocrine system. You can train your body to deliver that, but only if you run long enough to get tired and hungry. For most runners that implies doing 3 or 4 runs in the range of 25-30 miles. Advice from Karl King