The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest distance running organization in the US, selected Lynchburg, VA as the 2011 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community. 
     Chartered in 1786 on a hill overlooking the James River Lynchburg was spared most of the destruction that befell other Virginia cities and towns during the Civil War, and has a rich variety of historic and natural resources. 
    In making its choice, the RRCA considered Lynchburg’s infrastructure, civic backing, and local business support for running. as well as their ability to maintain positive relationships between the running community and local government.
     In addition to having popular races and an active run club, Lynchburg has two fantastic park systems: Blackwater Creek Natural Area and Peaks View Park, offering eight miles of paved trails and 15 miles of natural trails. http://www.rrca.org/programs/runner-friendly-community/official/.

About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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