The Brooksie Way Training Programs, Presented by McLaren Health Care
The Booksie Way Half Marathon and 5k RunThe Brooksie Way Training Programs, Presented by McLaren Health Care

The Brooksie Way Training Programs, Presented by McLaren Health Care

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The Brooksie Way Training Programs, presented by McLaren Health Care, are for those who have never participated in a race before and for those who are looking to improve their time goals. This program will prepare you to run or walk a 5k race by May and/or you can continue to train and participate in a 5k, 10k or half marathon race on September 27, 2015 at the HealthPlus Brooksie Way.
The strength of this program is the weekly group workouts with others going your same pace.   Every week you will increase the distance or time that you run or walk which will help you to build your endurance.  We also request that you run or walk 2 other days during the week as your “homework”.   The combination of the group workouts and homework will insure your success on race day.  In each program you will be placed with people who are going the same pace as you.  You may change groups until you feel comfortable.

At the group workouts, no matter what distance you are training for, running and walking will be done using an interval method. Runners will run for a designated time, walk for a minute, and then run again.  Walkers will walk for a designated time, shuffle for a minute then resume their walking.  For instance, if it takes you 10 minutes to run a mile, you would be in a group which runs for 3 minutes/walks 1 minute/runs for 3 minutes.

We have groups who run for a minute and walk for a minute (1/1) up to groups which run for 5 minutes and walk for 45 seconds (5/.45).   You will use this interval method for your entire workout and our races, you will not “graduate” to running without using intervals.  (Interval Groups)

In the half marathon program there is an option to be in a group which goes to the track every other week to work on their speed.  They do interval running on their weekly group workouts, and then every other week head to the track.  (Interval Groups w/Speed Work)

We do have one half marathon non-interval group who participate in track workouts to increase their speed.  (Non-interval)

There are many different options to take part in this program so please see all the details.  With the exception of our Kid’s Couch to 5k program, this program is designed for those 18 and over, no pets or listening devices are allowed at the group workouts. 

The following programs are offered in 2015.  Click on each distance for program specifics.  All levels welcome participants of every level, for those who are just getting off the couch to those who are looking to increase their speed.  This program is for everyone.

Once you are registered for a program you will receive program specific information by email.

For more details, contact Sue Barnes, 248-860-5589 or barness@ thebrooksieway.com.

5k Programs – 3.1 miles

Registration Includes:

  • Training Shirt
  • Discount at Runnin’ Gear shops
  • Entry into program specific races
  • Program incentive
  • Training Calendar
  • Shoe Tag
  • Weekly workouts with trained Group Leaders who provide support, motivation and guidance
  • Educational information on running, walking and nutrition


10k Brooksie Way Programs – 6.2 miles

Registration Includes:

  • Technical Training Shirt
  • Discount at Runnin’ Gear shops
  • Free entry into the HealthPlus Brooksie Way 10k and 3 other local races (see Vouchered Races page).
  • Program Incentive
  • Training Calendar
  • Shoe Tag
  • Weekly Workouts with trained Group Leaders who provide support motivation and guidance
  • Educational information on running, walking and nutrition


Half Marathon Brooksie Way Programs – 13.1 miles

Registration Includes:

  • Technical Training Shirt
  • Discount at Runnin’ Gear shops
  • Free entry into the HealthPlus Brooksie Way 10k and 4 other local races (see Vouchered Races page)
  • Program Incentive
  • Training Calendar
  • Shoe Tag
  • Weekly Workouts with trained Group Leaders who provide support motivation and guidance
  • Educational information on running, walking and nutrition
  • Training Book by Jeff Galloway/Gift Card

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