The Mini-Mountain

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”

– Muhammad Ali

Training isn’t all that fun. No one really loves practice. Sometimes we trick our minds into enjoying the grind so that we can make it to that big game, the championship match, or the final race. But for every great destination, there’s a grand journey to get there. Such is true with the Mini-Marathon.

For many, it’s a social event. Show up. Walk with friends. Enjoy the city. And we love that about the Mini!

For others, it’s a challenge. And we love that, too.

If you’re one of many who have been intimidated by the 13.1 mile distance of the Mini-Marathon, don’t be. Here are three easy steps you can take to quickly prepare you to climb that metaphorical Mini-Mountain:

  1. 3-Miler
  2. 6-Miler
  3. 10-Miler

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Three easy steps, but each one escalates you from the comfort of base camp to new heights. You can actually compete in the Miler Series in February, March and April leading up to the Mini-Marathon in May. It’s a training program that isn’t just practice and lonely cold runs, but races, medals, bibs and gear at each stop, signifying a better you, ready to reach the summit!

 

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