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Eversource Hartford Marathon
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duration_icon18 weeks

The premier marathon event in Connecticut is back and better than ever in 2022!

Join teammates from around the country to train for 26.2 miles at the Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 8th. Best of all, this program is free as a part of your registration

The marathon team kicks off on June 6th, get your spot now and start training with us!

The Eversource Hartford Marathon team includes:

  • An 18 week training program of 5 workouts per week, including easy runs, speed work, long runs, and cross training. All running workouts can be modified for walk/run intervals.

  • Weekly emails from your coach about what you'll be doing and why.

  • Team kickoff and pre-race calls with Coach Shane, as well as monthly workshops on everything from hydration to mental prep.

  • Group chat with your colleagues on the team for high fives, training questions, and bonus motivation.

  • The option to work with Coach Shane one on one for personalized training and weekly advice and support via text when you join Bird.

  • The Bird app to follow the training plan, track your progress, and communicate with your coach and team.

Who should join:

Beginner and intermediate runners looking to increase endurance, speed and confidence for race day. This plan is appropriate for runners training for their first marathon, or looking to improve their time. All workouts are effort-based and can be modified for run/walk intervals. If you're looking for a more advanced marathon plan, email us at hello@bird.coach!

Please note, this plan starts with a long run of 6 miles in week one. You should be comfortable running or run/walking four days a week and up to 6 miles (even if it's slow!) at the beginning of the plan.

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Shane Williams
As an endurance runner who enjoys training for races that are 50k and above, I have a passion for getting people moving!
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Alicia
Shane has done wonders to help me with running which was very overwhelming to me as a beginner. He instilled confidence in my ability from the beginning.
“Shane has done wonders to help me with running which was very overwhelming to me as a beginner. He instilled confidence in my ability from the beginning. He was extremely patient and thorough in answering all of my questions about what to eat, how to hydrate, and which strength and mobility exercises I could do to help prevent injuries. He helped me choose a training plan that I was comfortable with and helped me make adjustments when I had some injuries and illness while always keeping a positive attitude. That really helped me overcome both physical and mental obstacles. I’m happy to say I just did my first half marathon in San Francisco. I’m working towards my goal of doing a full marathon and a 50k. I never would have thought that possible for myself. Shane truly gave me great structure, balance, and advice that helped me succeed. I have greatly benefited from his high-quality abilities as a coach. “
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Molly from CA
The accountability aspect of the app, along with the connection to a live and awesome coach, has helped me stay on track with my training during COVID group restrictions.
I am currently using Bird Coach with Team Dirt and Vert and love it! Each day I have an assigned workout (run or cross training), and one day of rest. The accountability aspect of the app, along with the connection to a live and awesome coach, has helped me stay on track with my training during COVID group restrictions. I also appreciate how the developers listen to the users and quickly make improvements to the app, and the new community feature is cool! Highly recommend! - Molly from California
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Robin from CA
The regular text check-ins and weekly virtual happy hours were the accountability that I was looking for and demonstrated that the coaches really cared about helping you get to where you wanted to be in the program.
Years ago, I used to participate (run/walk) in 5ks to half marathons, but it’s been at least 5 years since my last one. I joined the Bird Running Group to help motivate me and to have some accountability to get moving again. The January run club was the perfect fit! All the coaches were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful! The guidance and weekly run plans were clear and provided you with specific instructions for beginners, intermediates, and experts. I was impressed and excited at how far I’d come from the beginning to the end of the program! The regular text check-ins and weekly virtual happy hours were the accountability that I was looking for and demonstrated that the coaches really cared about helping you get to where you wanted to be in the program. I can’t wait to sign up for more of the Bird programs!
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