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Half or Full Marathon Training

Interested in training to walk, or run a full or half marathon?
Join our Marathon Training Group and enjoy the benefits of achieving your goals!

Part of our Marathon Training Group at the Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon

How the Group Training Program works:

  Coach Ruthie will send out weekly training schedules for you to follow via email.
You will do your workouts during the week on your own or with a friend.
On the long mileage days we will meet up at ACU Lunsford Trail and do our long walks-runs together.

Please note that these group events do not mean you will have to stay with a group, if you prefer to exercise alone, with your ipod, that is just fine... we will have a short meeting before we begin, do our training and then have a group stretching session afterward and time to visit.

Please email Coach Ruthie at ruthie.swedlund@gmail.com for more information

Lydia, Jo Ann and Coach Ruthie after the Dallas Rock n Roll Half


In the past, I have offered this training for free. However, as our group has grown and the time requirements for my coaching has increased, I have decided to charge a small monthly fee for my services. Because I view this as more of a ministry than a business, I do not want the cost to be prohibitive. I want anyone who desires to transform themselves to join us. So, if you are currently in a situation where you are unable to pay the fee, please, please, please join us anyway!  Be sure and read the section below and let me know if you have any questions. 

The fee for the Cool Runnings Group Marathon Training is $30.00* per month. For this fee you will receive the following:

  • weekly workouts emailed to you
  • Weekly workouts via our group practice times
  • longer run meet ups
  • information on various aspects of marathon and half marathon training
  • support and encouragement via face book page
  • access to Coach Ruthie for questions or concerns about your training 

*Because I view this as more of a ministry than a business, I do not want the cost to be prohibitive.  No invoices will be sent. For those who wish to pay, please do so on or around the first of the month.


Coach Art and Coach Ruthie at the Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon

Individual Training is also available please contact

Coach Art or Coach Ruthie for more information. 

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