Training

Training Schedules

Whether it’s your first 5k or your 7th marathon, it’s always best to stick to a training schedule. These training schedules will help guide you through you training and get you to the start line healthy and ready to have a successful race. We have provided both a beginning and an advanced training schedule for the 5k all the way to the marathon distances. The advanced training plans are for runners that have a consistent base of 20-30 miles a week. Click  for the link for the training schedule for your race.

Since we are a large club of over 400 members we are organized into pace group for logistics and additional communication. There are seven pace group coordinators and yes you can belong to more than one group and or switch between groups as it fits your schedule and training needs. All pace group coordinators are organizing weekly club group runs, some of them even do multiple per week. If you are on the list of a pace group coordinator, you should be getting communications from her/him. If you have not been contacted by a pace group coordinator and are interested in joining the club pace group runs, please reach out to training@katyarearunningclub.com with your pace group name in the subject line and let them know you would like to join the fun.

Most Saturday long runs start from

Good Times Running Company (GTRC)

22764 Westheimer Pkwy #650, Katy, TX 77450

And are supported with water coolers, cups are not provided.

Water Drop Locations 2021-22

Water is available at the following locations every Saturday morning until about 10 am during the training season (July to February)

Bagel Run Standard Loop

Thursday mornings at 5AM KARC members usually join the “bagel run” hosted by Good Times Running Company (GTRC) 22764 Westheimer Pkwy #650, Katy, TX 77450 a 6 mile loop is as shown but there are several options.