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First Half Marathon Race Week Suggestions

The final ten days of your running program is mostly tapering from the past three months of hard training. You can improve and maintain your fitness with race pace and speed workouts provided they are not too strenuous. Here is a list of last minute suggestions that can improve your race time. IMPROVE SPEED ANDContinue reading “First Half Marathon Race Week Suggestions”

The Final Weeks of Training Leading to the First Half

The First Half Marathon is just weeks away. Hopefully you have been building your aerobic fitness over the holidays and are ready to add to it over the final weeks ahead. If not, there is time to get ready and the next few weeks will prove to be the most important for your race onContinue reading “The Final Weeks of Training Leading to the First Half”

Forerunners and the Power of Teamwork

Earlier this year, when a few Forerunners’ athletes recognized the need to cross train, a decision was made to invest in swim and bike training with the goal of completing a triathlon in Oliver, BC this past weekend, 2-3 June 2023.   Recognizing that not all runners would be prepared to take on all threeContinue reading “Forerunners and the Power of Teamwork”

Workout Strategy with Three Weeks To Go to the First Half

There are a few weeks until race day. December was a challenge for training with snow and ice on the roads and sidewalks. The weather has recently improved and running conditions improved leaving you enough time to prepare for a good race at the First Half. How you train over the next few weeks dependsContinue reading “Workout Strategy with Three Weeks To Go to the First Half”

The New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer for increased training and long distance racing

It’s time to increase your long runs as you prepare for the Great Trek. As you increase your training you may want to look at a carbon plated training and racing shoe like FuelCell SuperComp Trainer. Carbon plated shoes help reduce injuries and allow you to run faster. New Balance brings the race day feelingContinue reading “The New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer for increased training and long distance racing”

Speed Workouts for the Run Clinic

“You can find the workout schedule in TrainingPeak. Here is a little information on how the speedwork is organized. SPEED WORKOUTS AND TEMPO WORKOUT STRUCTURE:Every speed workout structure is the same for all workouts: A. START RUNNING WATCH warm-up jog 1km to 3kmB. STOP WATCH stretch and drills 5 to 10 minutesC. START WATCH 3Continue reading “Speed Workouts for the Run Clinic”

The Final Two Weeks Before the First Half Marathon

What workouts will help you have a better race? The final two weeks are just as important as the past ten weeks of training. You can workout in a way that will slow down your final time. Or, you can workout in a way that will help you have a better race. Your workouts shouldContinue reading “The Final Two Weeks Before the First Half Marathon”

Pancakes and Sweat for Breakfast with UBC TSC Triathlon

Yesterday on November the 18th, Forerunners threw a Pancake Run in support of the UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club, attracting upwards of 80 runners. This 5km run with a complementary breakfast of pancakes and draw prizes drew in upwards of forty runners on a frosty Sunday morning. This was a fairly relaxed run for aroundContinue reading “Pancakes and Sweat for Breakfast with UBC TSC Triathlon”

The Health Benefits of Running

As runners looking to improve our times and qualify for key events, we are more focused on our workouts without realizing all the good we are doing for our health. Runners do get injured from time to time but how does that compare to the non-exercising population? Over past few decades’ runners have been studied toContinue reading “The Health Benefits of Running”

Forerunners Main Street Ladies Night 2018

Such a fantastic night had by all at the Forerunners Main Street Ladies Night in support of the BC Firefighters Burn Fund. Thanks to all who took part. And a special thanks to the firefighters who generously donated their time to host, Brooks, and the BC Firefighters Burn Fund.

The Long Easy Run for the Fall Classic

Our training program includes three fundamental types of running, speedwork, tempo runs and the long easy run. The long easy run helps prepare you for running distance events of 10 km or more by developing your aerobic fitness and improving your body’s use of fuel. The easy/longer distance runs correspond to the running just belowContinue reading “The Long Easy Run for the Fall Classic”

PRR FREE Running Seminar-October 25th

“Your Heart, Your Health, and Your Running” Our friends at the Pacific Road Runners (hosts of the “First Half” Half Marathon) are hosting their annual FREE running seminar on Wednesday October 25th at 7 pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Guest speakers include: Olympic Race Walker Evan Dunfee & Sports Cardiology BC. Runners of allContinue reading “PRR FREE Running Seminar-October 25th”

Introduction of Forerunners Main Street Ambassadors

Introducing our newest Forerunners/New Balance brand ambassadors, Kristina Bangma and Facundo Chernikoff. Kristina Bangma My career in the fitness and wellness industry began in 1998 as a Registered Massage Therapist, living in Whistler BC. After four years instead of helping people recover from the same injuries, I wanted to teach them how they could play andContinue reading “Introduction of Forerunners Main Street Ambassadors”

Social Run – the Forerunners Half Marathon

Thanks to Karen & Peter Butler – the fantastic owners of Forerunners Vancouver for 30 years – and Coach Carey Nelson, the Forerunners Social Half Marathon became a reality! The run was promoted to the local running community – a free supported half marathon to ‘make-up’ for the First Half. It coincided with our usualContinue reading “Social Run – the Forerunners Half Marathon”

Join the Pacific Spirit Tri Club

  Established in 1996, the Pacific Spirit Triathlon Club is Vancouver’s longest-standing triathlon club. They have over 100 members with a wide range of experience levels, so there is room for everyone from beginners to veterans! The club members share the same enthusiasm during their workouts as they do in their social events throughout theContinue reading “Join the Pacific Spirit Tri Club”

Free Running Seminar October 24th

It’s that time of year again! As part of their presentation of the First 1/2 Half Marathon, the Pacific Road Runners are holding their annual free running seminar on Monday October 24th at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. This year’s speakers include: Chris Winter, local athlete and Rio 2016 Olympian in the Steeplechase, discussingContinue reading “Free Running Seminar October 24th”

30th Anniversary Celebrations – Saucony Day

Come celebrate Saucony Day on Saturday September 24th at our West 4th Avenue location! Team Saucony will be hosting activities throughout the day to help us celebrate 30 years serving Vancouver’s running community. In addition to great Saucony deals in-store, we have fun activities planned all day: BBQ Party- We will be firing up the grillContinue reading “30th Anniversary Celebrations – Saucony Day”

30th Anniversary Celebrations-Mizuno Day

Join us for Mizuno Day this Saturday September 10th at our West 4th Avenue location. Mizuno Representatives will be on hand all day to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary serving Vancouver’s running community. We’ve got lots planned for everyone including: Prediction Run-Stop in between 9 am and 12 noon.  Make your best guess atContinue reading “30th Anniversary Celebrations-Mizuno Day”