Training Programs :: Winter Warriors

The CES Winter Warriors Half Marathon & 10K Training Program 2014/2015

Interested in staying fit this winter?

The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of running. If you've been training all summer & fall, chances are you're in the best shape you've been in all season.

Why stop now?

If you haven't been running, no worries, this is the perfect way to get 2015 off to a fit start. The CES Winter Warriors Training Program will help maintain or improve your fitness — especially during the "challenging" holiday season. Oh, and let's not forget to mention the most important thing: It's a lot of fun!

 

New 10K Distance Training

By popular demand we are offering 10K distance training at all the Fleet Feet Chicago & Elmhurst locations! Look to improve or maintain your distance and fitness with the 10K training option. The Winter Warriors 10K goal race: The Chi-town Big Game 10K on February 1st!

Four Locations to Choose From!

The Winter Warriors program will now be available at FOUR Chicago-area Fleet Feet Sports stores! Group training sessions are held twice/week at each location:

  • Tuesdays & Saturdays at the South Loop location (150 W Roosevelt, Roosevelt Collection)
  • Tuesdays & Saturdays at the Elmhurst location (124 N. Schiller St., Elmhurst, IL)
  • Wednesdays & Saturdays at the Old Town location (1620 N. Wells St) OR
  • Thursdays & Sundays at the Lincoln Square location (4762 N. Lincoln)

You get to pick the location that works the best for you! This also means that if you can't make it to your regular location, you can still join the gang at ANOTHER store! Everybody wins!

FREE Training Peaks Online Training Schedule & Log

Your daily training schedules will be delivered via Training Peaks — the leading Interactive web based training and nutrition log to help you achieve your goals. Log training & meals, track daily metrics (weight, sleep, etc.), upload workouts from your training devices (80+ devices supported, GPS, HR monitors, etc.). FREE iPhone app and mobile site available and MUCH more!

Destination: Los Cabos, Mexico

Los Cabos Half Marathon

Los Cabos Half Marathon

Train in Chicago this winter, celebrate in Los Cabos, San Lucas in February!

Not only will we get you (or keep you) in great shape this winter, we'll get you ready to run the Los Cabos Half Marathon on February 8, 2015.

Special Pricing for the Los Cabos Half Marathon

The price for the Los Cabos Half marathon has gone up from the beginner's price and will continue to go up...for everyone else. If you are a Winter Warriors participant the price for the Los Cabos half marathon will always be $40!!! So sign up for Los Cabos half marathon but register through us and get the Winter Warriors price!

Run with us, train with us, now stay with us!

The Hyatt Ziva All Inclusive Resort will be our official stay in Los Cabos. We have a block of rooms set aside for those training with Winter Warriors. If the resort sells out, you'll have a place to stay with us… until our end sells out that is. So don't wait, and book your stay with us now!
Accommodations and event registration will be made available soon!

Worried about the cold?

Winter Warriors starts and finishes at Fleet Feet Sports — a WARM, DRY place to start, a safe place for your personals, and a fun place to have coffee or breakfast with your running buddies after the long runs.

Follow the links below to find out about this innovative, fun, successful program!

Limited Space Available

In order to maintain the high quality that CES is known for (and which participants expect of CES), this program has limited space available. This program will sell out, so sign up today! Participants will receive a custom Winter Warriors Hoodie! Sizes will be given out on a first come first serve basis so pick up your hoodie as soon as possible, at the Open House or 1st day of training. We will not hold onto or reserve a size. The hoodie is only made available for Group Training participants only — register today!

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CES Winter Warriors Open House

Chicago Endurance Sports will be hosting an Open House at our four training locations. Attendees will have the opportunity to run with the CES Pace Team, meet and converse with CES Coaches, register for the training program, and those who are registered for Winter Training will be able to pick up their training packet (premium included). The Open House is free to those who RSVP.
Open House RSVP

  • Saturday 11/8/14 at Fleet Feet Sports — Old Town (1620 N Wells St)
  • Sunday 11/9/14 at Fleet Feet Sports — Lincoln Square (4762 N Lincoln Ave)
  • Saturday 11/15/14 at Fleet Feet Sport — South Loop (150 W Roosevelt, Roosevelt Collection)
  • Saturday 11/15/14 at Fleet Feet Sport — Elmhurst, IL (124 N Schiller St.)

Packet Pickup, Registration, and Coaches available for Q&A 7:15am – 10:30am

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CES Winter Warriors New Member Orientation

CES will present all of the information and inspiration a new member needs after our first workouts on November 22nd and 23rd. The program will explain how to use Training Peaks, our coaching philosophies, how to contact coaches, and the common habits of our most successful participants.

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Program Benefits

Not only do you get to have a lot of fun, but you also get a ton of great stuff too! Check it out:

  • 12 weeks of wonderful half marathon & 11 weeks of 10K winter training to keep you motivated through the holidays and in shape into the spring
  • The Los Cabos Half Marathon Race — guaranteed special pricing!
  • A warm, dry place to start and finish the runs, store your personals and go for coffee!
  • Professional, experienced (and nice!) coaches (more details)
  • Personalized, daily training schedule for all levels — delivered via FREE Training Peaks account
  • Running and Run-Walk training programs
    • Mentor lead in Elmhurst
    • Pace groups lead in Chicago
  • Post-workout flexibility sessions with pacers & coaches
  • Weekly newsletter with tips on training & program updates
  • Weekly tips for training & Q & A at all training sessions with our coaches
  • Coached group training — 2X per week
    • Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 6:30pm
    • Saturday or Sunday 7:30am and 7:50am*
    • (more details)
  • Chicago Locations: Pace Leaders for paces ranging from 8:00 minute per mile through 13:30 pace (availability differs at each location)
  • Custom, lifestyle hoodie from Mizuno! (Sizes distributed on a first come first serve basis to Group Training Members only)
  • Smart ID shoe tag — run safely!
  • Discounts/promotions from our partners:
  • Educational seminars & clinics (more info below)
  • Fun, team social activities:
    • "CES Holiday Run", a fun predictor run, with prizes, yummy treats and more!
  • and much more!

*In order to reduce congestion at the start of our group runs on the weekends, we will be staggering the start times:

  • Run/Walkers will start at 7:30am
  • Runners will start at 7:50am

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Training Days & Locations

Now FOUR Locations to Choose From!

The Winter Warriors program will now be available at all Four Chicago-area Fleet Feet Sports stores! Group training sessions are held twice/week at each location:

  • Tuesdays & Saturdays at the NEW South Loop location (150 W Roosevelt, Roosevelt Collection)
  • Tuesdays & Saturdays at the Elmhurst location (124 N. Schiller St., Elmhurst, IL)
  • Wednesdays & Saturdays at the Old Town location (1620 N. Wells St) OR
  • Thursdays & Sundays at the Lincoln Square location (4762 N. Lincoln)

You get to pick the location that works the best for you! This also means that if you can't make it to your regular location, you can still join the gang at the other store! Everybody wins!

FIRST GROUP TRAINING SESSION:

South Loop: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Elmhurst: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Old Town: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Lincoln Square: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

For a little more detail on what happens at those sessions, read on...

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays — 6:30pm at Fleet Feet Sports (we'll meet at the store, then head out for our run)

The focus of these mid-week runs will be on form, strength & speed. Our coaching staff will be on hand to help teach, challenge and motivate you!

Saturdays/Sundays — 7:30am and 7:50am at Fleet Feet Sports (we'll meet at the store, then head out for the run)

These days are reserved for the long, slow distance runs that are so important to the success of endurance runners. Pace Leaders (Chicago Locations) and Mentors (Elmhurst Location) are available to guide you at the appropriate pace. Our coaches will also run with you to motivate you and help with any concerns or questions that come up along the way.

BONUS: Restrooms, changing rooms, secure gear storage and water are available at all of our group training sessions!

*To better manage the size of the training groups out of Old Town only we have a separate start time for the Run/Walk program — 7:30am and the Continuous Run program 7:50am.

All other locations have a start time of 7:50am

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Clinics & Seminars

If you truly want to reach your goals, you need to do more than just put in the miles! Our expert speakers will present clinics on a variety of topics including:

  • Yoga for Runners
  • Core & Strength Training
  • Dress for Success — How to dress for cold weather running
  • Injury Prevention & Flexibility
  • Food as Fuel: Sports Nutrition
  • Comprehensive Race Prep

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Our Coaching Staff

We're extremely proud of our professional, experienced coaching staff — they always go the extra mile to make sure you have a fun, successful training season! Why is it so important to have qualified coaches? They can:

  • Evaluate your current fitness level and goals to make sure you are training at an appropriate level
  • Evaluate and suggest ways to improve your running form
  • Assist you if you need to adjust your training schedule, in the event of an injury or missed training due to travel or life in general
  • Motivate and challenge you to reach your goals in a smart, safe & effective manner

Click here for more information on our awesome coaches!

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Virtual Training Option

Do you live too far away? Can't make it to any of the Group training sessions because of conflicts? Try our Virtual Training option! You'll receive your schedule online and support from our coaches, as well as a weekly email update with coaching tips, race updates and more.

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Winter Warriors: Triathlon Edition

Is a triathlon in your sights for 2015? Consider bundling this training program in the Triathlon Edition of Winter Warriors to make it a great success. Imagine making it through Chicago's brutal winter as an improved swimmer, cyclist, and runner just as others are beginning their first week of training. That will give you a leg up on the competition! Not to mention, you'll be saving a great deal of money compared to registering for all three programs. Register for Winter Warriors: Triathlon Edition

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How to Register

 

Fees

Group Training Program CES Alumni New Members
12 weeks — Half Marathon & 10K $159.00 $179.00
 
Virtual Training Program CES Alumni New Members
12 weeks — Half Marathon & 10K $59.00 $79.00

NO REFUNDS will be provided in full or in part for any reason, including injury, after a program begins. No prorated fees are provided for late enrollments.

*Race registration processing fees are included into the price.
**Virtual Training is a great option if you don't live near one of our training locations! You'll receive your schedule online and support from our coaches, as well as a weekly email update with coaching tips, race updates and more.

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Questions?

Please contact us at info@ChicagoEnduranceSports.com or call 866-237-7861 for more information.

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