Whether you have been part of our Running4Recovery Marathon team in prior years, or have never even thought about running a single mile, now is the perfect time to get started.
Part fundraiser, part community event – one great time!
The Social Distance is Beit T’Shuvah’s approach to ensuring everyone can run/walk as a team while staying safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic and raise money to support Beit T’Shuvah!
There are 3 unique ways to participate this year:
5k, 10k, or Half Marathon.
Sunday June 13th, 2021
Coach's Corner – Coach Leslie
Leslie brings nearly four decades of experience as an endurance athlete to the team. A long time supporter of Beit T’Shuvah, Leslie is an avid long distance cyclist, runner, and RRCA certified running coach.
Welcome to our first and hopefully our last COVID-style Marathon Training Program. I am excited to be back again as coach of Running4Recovery. Hard to believe that its been a year since the 2020 L.A. Marathon, the last major marathon to be held anywhere in the world. COVID took us on a detour, but it didn’t keep us from moving forward in recovery and in life.
One of my favorite quotes is “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” This year’s marathon team is all about how we will rise to the challenges brought on by the pandemic, find ways to adapt, and discover the unexpected benefits along the way.
For example, one of the benefits is that the residents on the team get to sleep later on Sunday mornings. In years past, training started at 7am in Santa Monica. That meant everyone had to be on the vans at 6:30am. This season, all runs will be from the house starting at 8am. That’s a lot of extra sleep. Enjoy it!
Another difference is the length of the season and our goal. The 2021 Los Angeles Marathon got moved from March to November. Rather than have everyone training through the heat of the summer, we will create our own event which will take place on June 13. We are going to host our own 10K/Half Marathon, on our own COVID-safe course, just for our own community. After a year being apart, this training season and event day will be an opportunity for us to come together in a smaller group and reconnect.
What remains the same for our team members is the opportunity to heal body, mind, and soul. For the community members, you still get to train on your own, show your support throughout the season, and be there on event day to share in the excitement.
Below is the training schedule. I will also be sending out training tips throughout the season to help you prepare emotionally, mentally, and physically for our big day. If you have any questions, feel free to speak to me in person on Sunday mornings, email me at Leslie.Gold@StridesInRecovery.org, or send me a Facebook message.
I look forward to working with each of you to help you achieve a meaningful goal, create memories that will last a lifetime, and support you in recovery.
This training schedule is specifically for residents of Beit T’Shuvah. Community members are encouraged to follow along with the weekly mileage recommendations, but are not permitted to attend Sunday trainings due to Covid-19 restrictions.