Three programs to choose from (see below):

Runners, joggers, and walkers at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels will learn racing skills from a coach who has mastered the game and knows how to teach it. Begin with short fun-run races and progress steadily towards the marathon.

The 2022 Honolulu Marathon

The 2022 Honolulu Marathon Training will prepare intermediate and advanced racer-level athletes for the 50th Honolulu Marathon on December 11, 2022.  

The Program

You’ll build advanced racer skills and habits (see “15 things you’ll learn” below), including five marathon abilities: stamina, power, tempo, speed, and endurance. 

  • The 17-week program starts the week of August 14, 2022 and ends on December 11, 2022, followed by a gala party to celebrate your accomplishment.
  • Our Promise.  You’ll complete the Honolulu Marathon enjoyably and competently, with expert guidance and friendly group support.

The Workouts

All workouts are facilitated by Brian Clarke, who has directed this annual marathon training since 1979.

  • Weekend Workouts (In-person Sundays).  In runner, jogger, or walker groups. Train with others of your ability so nobody gets left behind.
  • Plus two weeknight workouts per week, conveniently leaving from your home or work place while you train by yourself and listen to Brian on your phone.  
  • (Alternately) organize a support group with which to train twice a week, while also listening to Brian as he directs the workout and discusses pertinent racing issues.
  • Weeknight workouts employ a very-slow warm-up, followed by limbering-up exercises, before continuing with relaxed hills or comfortable tempo intervals.

The Schedule

Scheduling is our way of gathering a group that becomes a team for support and disciplined training purposes.  Please see about clearing your schedule for the entire 17-week training.  There is no time for slacking, as the program builds progressively.

  • The two-week, enrollment period begins the week of August 14, 2022.  You’re expected to attend all six workouts as an enrollment condition.  We teach the basics cumulatively, starting at an easy level so you don’t hurt yourself at the outset. 
  • Workout time slots.  Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (via telephone conference call) and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (in person at a location specified in the announcements).

Fill out the pre-program questionnaire.

Fifteen things you’ll learn in this excellent training and education program.

  1. Build five racing abilities, by the rules.
  2. Strengthen your core muscles for faster running.
  3. Learn correct posture for power and efficiency.
  4. Use meditative practices to expand your capacity.
  5. Discover training routes for ability-building purposes.
  6. Deal with the feeling side of training and racing.
  7. Limber up for exertion using movement stretching.
  8. Correct postural defects and muscle imbalances.
  9. Purchase the right shoes for training and racing.
  10. Deal with injury and rehabilitation from injury.
  11. Measure heart rate, breathing, power, tempo, intensity.
  12. Run, jog, or walk up and downhill enjoyably.
  13. Handle flat, hilly, and multi-turn racing courses.
  14. Pace a race correctly for best performance.
  15. Prepare mentally to do a great race every time.

Tuition

$375 full Payment
$100 non-refundable deposit to start.
$275 Balance Payment is due after the two-week enrollment period.  Payments in two monthly installments are okay.



5K and 10K Training (Jan—Mar)

The 9-week Program addresses the needs of beginner athletes (whether runners, joggers, or walkers) who want to develop their racing skills in a non-competitive, supportive group environment, with expert coaching and teaching.  

The training is primarily a beginner educational program.  Athletes join as beginners and leave as intermediates.  Other athletes who have already attained the intermediate or advanced racer levels are admitted at no cost if willing to act as group leaders and mentors to the beginners.  

  • Four scheduled races enable beginners to practice basic training and racing skills, such as how to run up and down hills to build leg strength, or how to do tempo intervals to build the ability to sustain race pace comfortably for most of your racing distance.  
  • Special attention will be given also to preparing mentally for races: reducing anxiety and increasing your race-day-level capacity for exertion, i.e., abundant energy.
  • The four practice races include: the Bob and Ron’s 5K, the Harold Chapson 8K, the Johnny Fareber 10K, and the King’s Runner 10K. 
  • This program is a prerequisite for entering one of the subsequent BC Endurance racer trainings: the half-marathon training to follow in the Spring (March through May) and the marathon training in the Fall (Aug to Dec), with a once-a-week trail training in between.

The Workouts 

All program workouts prepare beginners (whether runners, joggers, or walkers) mentally and physically for the rigors of competitive racing, whether you want to be competitive with others or only with yourself.  

  • Athletes meet in person for the first two-week enrollment period (six workouts).  Thereafter, you’ll train three times a week (once on Saturday mornings in person; and twice on weeknight conference calls).
  • You may train by yourself from your home or work place on the weeknights, or you may organize a support group to train with, while you listen to the coach give instructions or lead discussions through your bluetooth-enabled cell phone.  
  • All workouts are recorded on Zoom audio for playback should you have to miss a workout and wish to keep up with the group on your own time.  In any case, the group provides the discipline for regular and fruitful training and a fit and healthy lifestyle.

The Schedule

Scheduling is our way of gathering a group that becomes a team for support and disciplined training purposes.  Please see about clearing your schedule for the entire training.  There is no time for slacking, as the program builds progressively.

  • The 2-week enrollment period for the 9-week program begins the first week of January.  You’re expected to come to every workout as an enrollment condition.  We teach the basics, starting at an easy level so you don’t hurt yourself at the outset.  
  • Workout time slots.  Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Welcome the New Year by resolving to train all year with BC Endurance.

Fill out the pre-program questionnaire to provide information about yourself and your qualifications to do this excellent training program.

Tuition (links to pay)

$225 Full Payment
$50 non-refundable deposit to start.
$175 Balance Payment due after the two-week enrollment period.  Payments in two monthly instalments are okay.

Half-Marathon Training (Mar—May)

Athletes who have completed the recent 5K and 10K training (or its equivalent) are eligible for this program.  

  • Athletes will be admitted into the program based on their experience and current fitness level, after filling out the pre-program questionnaire (see below).
  • It is understood that all athletes will have already built a base of three moderately long workouts per week, i.e., at least 60 minutes or more at a slow pace.  

The Twelve-week Program.  Prepares intermediate and advanced athletes (whether runners, joggers, or walkers) for the 2023 Hapalua and Hibiscus Half-marathon races.

  • The program addresses the needs of intermediate and advanced athletes (whether runners, joggers, or walkers) who want to hone their racing skills in a non-competitive, supportive group environment, under expert coaching and teaching.
  • The two scheduled races enable you to continue honing your training and racing skills, such as how to run up and down hills to build leg strength, or how to do tempo intervals to build the ability to sustain your race pace for the entire half-marathon (13.1 miles) racing distance.  
  • Special attention will be given to understanding the training system.  A 90-minute, in-class Zoom meeting introduces the Hard-Easy System and the ideas needed to train effectively by yourself without injury, illness, or exhaustion.

The Workouts

All program workouts prepare Intermediate and advanced racers (whether runners, joggers, or walkers) mentally and physically for the rigors of racing the Hapalua and the Hibiscus half-marathons.  

  • Athletes meet in person during the first two-week enrollment period (six workouts).  Thereafter, you’ll train three times a week (once on Sunday mornings in person; and twice during Tuesday and Thursday evening conference call workouts).
  • You may train by yourself from your home or work place on the weeknights, or you may organize a support group to train with, while you listen to the coach give instructions or lead discussions through your bluetooth-enabled cell phone.  
  • All workouts are recorded on Zoom audio for playback should you have to miss a workout and wish to keep up with the group on your own time.  In any case, the group provides the discipline for regular and fruitful training and a fit and healthy lifestyle. 

The Schedule  

Scheduling is our way of gathering a group that becomes a team for support and disciplined training purposes.  Please see about clearing your schedule for the entire 12-week training.  There is no time for slacking, as the program builds progressively.

  • The two-week, in-person enrollment period begins the week of March 5, 2023.  You’re expected to come to every workout as an enrollment condition.  We teach the basics, starting at an easy level so you don’t hurt yourself at the outset. 
  • Workout time slots.  Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Fill out the pre-program questionnaire to provide information about yourself and your qualifications to do this excellent training program.

Tuition

$325 Full Payment
$75 non-refundable deposit to start.
$250 Balance Payment due after the two-week enrollment period.  Payments in two monthly installments are okay.



Program Leaders

Sheri Fitzgerald

Maiju Kutty

Candice Box

Alvaro Lazaro

Fill out the pre-program questionnaire to provide information about yourself and your qualifications to do this excellent training program.

Tuition

A non-refundable deposit to start. Balance due after the two-week enrollment period.  Payments in two monthly instalments are okay.

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