May 13, 2023 8:00 am
About the Clinic
Train with Forerunners North Shore through the second half of spring for the Vancouver Half Marathon on June 25th, 2023. This clinic includes Wednesday evening workouts (6:20 pm), Saturday morning long runs (8:00 am), a detailed training schedule, twice-weekly workout newsletters, and email access to Coach Jerry. Coming off the BMO Marathon and Half Marathon on May 7th, we’ll take a recovery week before kicking things off again with an easy 12 km run on Saturday, May 13th. As part of our journey to the Vancouver Half Marathon, I’ll also be encouraging clinic participants to join me at UBC on Friday, June 16th for the Longest Day 5k (we’ll have a 10 to 15 km easy run the next day with the distance dependant on whether you raced the previous day or not). This fun evening event is a great way to sharpen up for the longer distance we’ll be tackling 9 days later!
What Can I Do To Prepare?
With our volatile spring weather here in Vancouver, come prepared for any conditions. If you bring too much clothing, you can always layer down. You need to be prepared to complete 12 km for our first group long run on May 13th. For the Wednesday night workouts, as long as you can run 30 minutes of continuous running, you’ll be able to complete any of the sessions. You create your own level of challenge by how fast you’re running. Although we are all attempting to achieve our own individual goals, we encourage you to embrace the cooperative and supportive attitude that training together helps all of us achieve greater things than if we were to run separately.
What Should I Expect?
Expect to be a part of a supportive and friendly group of fellow runners, coaches, and leaders that will help you enjoy your running experience at whatever level you're currently training at. We have half marathon groups that range from a goal time f
Meet the Instructor
Jerry Ziak has been a competitive middle and long-distance runner since 1986. His passion for the sport began at the young age of 10 when he began competing on the track and over cross country in distances ranging from 800 meters to 5 km. Since then he has explored every distance up to the marathon at the national and international level and continues to compete as a masters (over 40) runner in cross country and on the road. He is an owner of Forerunners North Shore and enjoys coaching runners of all abilities. His particular passion is the discovery and practice of training techniques and daily behaviours that allow us to continue moving youthfully as we age.