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Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon
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duration_icon8 weeks

If you're running the Napa to Sonoma half marathon you're probably looking forward to a glass of rosé at the finish line...but first you have to run 13.1 miles.

Don't train alone! Join the free Napa to Sonoma team for eight weeks of training, coaching, and team support to run your best race on December 12th. We'll build endurance by increasing the long run every week, develop speed through intervals and tempo runs, and prepare you for the hilly course.

Coach Layne Turley will be here to support you throughout training, answer any questions you have, and help customize your training to your needs.

The Napa to Sonoma training team includes:

  • An 8 week training program of 5 workouts per week, including easy runs, speed work, long runs, and cross training.

  • One on one text support from certified running coach Layne Turley every week for questions, support, and accountability.

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

  • Group chat with others running the Napa to Sonoma half for high fives, wine recommendations, and bonus motivation.

  • 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 at all levels and paces. All workouts are effort-based and can be modified for run/walk intervals.

Please note, this plan starts with a long run of 5 miles in week one. You should be comfortable running or run/walking four days a week and up to 5 miles (even if it's slow!) at the beginning of the plan.

Oh, and you must love wine! 🍷

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Your Coach
Layne Pace Turley
I'm Layne, founder of Start-Her Running Company. I specialize in coaching women and beginner recreational runners. My coaching focuses on personal growth — I work to create a connection with the body and soul through running.
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What Our Flock is Saying
Reviews
stina
Stina, Bird member
I love the fact that I get a text in the evening if I haven't run. So many days that's the little push I need to get out the door!
“I have really enjoyed Bird! It's a small thing, but I love the fact that I get a text in the evening if I haven't run. So many days that's the little push I need to get out the door! I also really enjoy the community aspect. I actually thought about the fact that I was going to update my group in Bird after my last race.”
Robin Palmer
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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