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 3 […]

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Tapering for the First Half

As the First Half approaches it’s tempting to run too fast or too far during the final few workouts. You need to decide how to adjust your training over the final two weeks before your race. This will depend on how much you have been training and the intensity of your workouts. The recent weather […]

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Forerunners 2022 Run Clinic Information & Training

The Forerunners Main Street Running Clinic for Winter 2022 training schedule is designed for the First Half Marathon Feb 13, 2022; and, 5km to 10km races A) The Three Goals of the Clinic: 1) Get to the start line – be ready to race without injury by not running too many times per week; 2) […]

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Set A Goal to Improve Your Short Distance Time

International level track and field athletes will often race a fall marathon after their track season. During their track season they will run several 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m races. Their track racing goal is to improve their short distance time during the season and perform their best at international events. At the end of the […]

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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 should […]

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My Transplant Story

Hello!  My name is Mary and I am a double lung transplant recipient. My journey begins in early 2006. That spring I was training for the Vancouver Marathon.  During my training, I started to notice something was off. Being that I was a runner, I felt that I was quite in tune with my body. […]

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THE CARBON FIBER PLATED RUNNING SHOE

When the carbon fiber shoe landed in 2018 I was not convinced that they help you run faster. The elite runners were racing in them but they are already fast. After a while a few of our Forerunners clinic members started to race in them and had remarkable improvement in their finishing times. Many of […]

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3 Ways to Prepare to Race Faster When Tapering

As race day approaches you begin to taper by reducing your training volume. This allows your legs to bounce back from all of your hard work during the weeks leading up to the race. You feel you can run faster as your fatigue level drops and you have more energy. Most runners will reduce volume […]

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Speedwork for a faster 5k, 10km and half marathon time

Forerunners offers a Wednesday evening speed clinic at all three locations. You can join us starting after Labour Day in September to prepare for the fall Classic Half Marathon, 10km and 5km. http://forerunners.com.s57436.gridserver.com/running-clinics/ Why speedwork? Speed work improves running efficiency resulting in more economical energy use. Speedwork can rapidly improve your VO2 max which is […]

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