June 2, 2019 Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret, Vermont

Registration Opens December 3, 2018 7 p.m. ET

Covered Bridges Half Marathon-A Community based road race. Runs the first Sunday in June. The Best 13.1 miles in New England. Experience some of Vermont's Covered Bridges and support local charities.

Two Months Until CBHM-Ask Jim has a Training Schedule for You

Long Run Guidelines with 2 Months to go to 2018 CBHM

Written by Jim Burnett
Ask Jim has a Training Schedule for you!


How long should your weekend long runs be as you prepare for CBHM?

I suggest running timed runs as follows. Run out-and-back routes so you know to turn around when half the time is up.

During your warm up start really slow, even walking is good.

Give you body a chance to get the juices flowing gradually, then slow it down during the cool down to begin the recovery process.

April 14-15    60 min: 15 min WU, 30 min @ race pace + 1:30-2:00 mpm, 15 min CD

April 21-22    90 min: 20 min WU, 50 min @ race pace + 1:30-2:00 mpm, 20 min CD

April 28-29    60 min: 15 min WU, 30 min @ race pace + 1:30-2:00 mpm, 15 min CD

May 5-6       120 min: 20 min WU, 80 min @ race pace + 2:00 mpm, 20 min CD

May 12-13     60 min: 15 min WU, 30 min @ race pace + 1:30-2:00 mpm, 15 min CD

May 19-20     90 min: 20 min WU, 50 min @ race pace + 1:30-2:00 mpm, 20 min CD

May 26-27     60 min: 15 min WU, 30 min @ race pace + 1:30-2:00 mpm, 15 min CD

It’s all about patience and restraint as you prepare for a half or full marathon. You want to get to the line fresh and injury free so you can enjoy the race.