Distance Training Program

Training Programs to Help You Increase Your Distance and Prepare for the Fall Running Series

ORC Distance Training Programs

Derek Fey
Ph. 402-740-9941

There will be days when you don't know if you can go the distance;
There will be a LIFETIME knowing you have.

Each year, the Omaha Running Club conducts a distance training clinic to prepare runners for a fall marathon or half marathon such as the ORC's Heartland Marathon. The 20+ week clinic begins in April and continues into early September.


The Format

The first meeting is an organizational meeting explaining how the clinic functions and offering runners of all abilities the opportunity to ask questions, sign up and determine if they are ready to train for a longer distance run. You can sign up at any session. Look for details regarding the 2018 series soon. Sign up to receive Distance Clinic updates.

First Meeting: Wednesday, April 4, at 6:15 p.m.  |  Peak Performance, 519 N. 78th Street in Omaha

An optional run will follow the meeting at 7 p.m.

Clinic sessions are held on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m., April through September. Most sessions meet at Peak Performance, 519 N. 78th St., Omaha. As the clinic progresses, the Sunday session times and locations will vary.

The Wednesday sessions include a speaker who will discuss a marathon/half marathon related topic until approximately 7 p.m., followed by an optional group run. Distances for the optional runs vary between five and 10 miles.

The Sunday session is a long run, currently beginning at 8 a.m. Distances vary between four and 20 miles. As the clinic progresses, Sunday session meeting times and locations will vary.

If you are interested in using the clinic as a training tool to assist in achieving a goal of completing a fall event, then you should begin participating in clinic activities by June 1st with a 20-25 mile weekly base.