Chicago Fitness & Recovery Center

Winter Track & Trail in Chicago

Introducing Our NEW EDGE Track & Trail Training Program

A 10k and Half Marathon training program designed for both Road and Trail!

Targeted Training // Expert Coaching // Unparalleled Community

Why Road/Track? Road running increases leg turnover, boosts power, and builds overall speed and efficiency.

Why Trail? Trail builds strength and durability in the legs, activates stabilizer muscles, provides a softer running surface to cushion the impact of running, and offers a mental reprieve from city life.

Combining the Speed of the Track with the Strength of the Trail with the will help you become a fitter, faster, stronger, more well-rounded athlete. 

The EDGE Track and Trail training plan will target two races: 

  • Road: F^3 Half Marathon, Saturday, January 25th, 2020  (Training plan can be applied toward any Winter 13.1)
  • Trail: EDGE Trail 10k or Half Marathon, Saturday, February 15th, 2020  (Race entry included in program fee - up to $50 Value) 

Training kicks off October 28th, 2019 (EDGE Membership not required -- Spots are LIMITED!)

Register Here!

PRICE THRU 10.18.19
$225*-300 for 16 weeks of training (includes Trail Race entry)

PRICE AFTER 10.18.19
$250*-325 for for 16 weeks of training (includes Trail Race entry) 
*EDGE Members receive $75 off of registration


Track and Trail Training Includes:

Weekly Sessions: 2 Coached Sessions per week - one speed session (“Track”) and one long run session (Your choice of “Road” or “Trail”)

Tempo Run: Tuesday 6:30 pm (60-90 mins) from EDGE

Long Run: Two options - you can mix and match!

  • Athlete-Led on the Roads: Saturday 8:00 am from EDGE
  • Coach-led on the Trails: Sunday 8:30 am (carpool from EDGE at 7:30am - we will use a mixture of easy-to-access trail systems ~20-30 mins outside of the City

Weekly Education: At runs and via newsletters

Free Training Peaks Account: With full plan and pace card guidance (using McMIllan Running Calculator

Coach Access: Direct email to EDGE Coaches to help answer your training and racing questions

Written Workouts Will Include:

Speed and Tempo Runs: Focused on Speed and Form, these weekday runs will press the pace to develop run efficiencies

Recovery Runs: Progressive, aerobic focus on these lighter effort days for active recovery

Long Runs (Paces every: 30s from 6:45-10:45/mile on Road): Not just a Long Run, these days are written for both road and trail goals, growing in mileage and mixing up speeds and efforts so you can tackle any challenge on race day!

Strength Sessions (yep that’s right – STRENGTH WORK!): Run-specific strength training sessions written in for 2 times/week to keep you strong, speedy and injury-free

EDGE Group Training Plan will be written by Head Nike Running Coach and EDGE Owner, Robyn LaLonde and vetted through our EDGE Coaching Consortium.

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Questions? Call 872-206-5935  

Want to experience trail running before the training program starts?

Join us for our first ever EDGE Trail Camp Oct 26-27

Register Here!


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