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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Beginners 10km Schedule

Want to keep running after completing your First 5km?Beginners 10km Schedule WEEK MONDAY WEDNESDAY SATURDAY 1 Run 5km Run 5km Run 6km 2 Run 5km Run 5km Run 6km 3 Run 5km Run 2km warm-up +10 times [30 sec. R FAST, 30 sec. W] + 1km warm-down Run 6km 4 Run 5km Run 2km warm-up +10 […]

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The Great Trek/Fall Classic Training Suggestions

The Great Trek/Fall Classic offers the 5km, 10km and Half Marathon in person and virtual events. You can run all three distances to earn the hat trick award. If you are running marathon(s) in 2022 it could be several months before you need to complete a long run over 25km. You may want to consider staying […]

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Three Virtual Races in Two Weeks

The Fall Classic/Great Trek offers three virtual races: Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM, with the option of the Hat-trick to complete all three race distances between October 16-31, 2020. There is a month to prepare and fine tune your training. So you have signed up for the Hat Trick. You want to run your best […]

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Beginners 5km Running Schedule

Want to start running and run 5km in 12 weeks? Follow this schedule: BEGINNERS 5KM SCHEDULE This program is designed to help you start out running and learn to run a 5km                                      Here are a few suggestions to get you started:                                                                                    1. Wear reflective clothing at all times                                    2. Obey traffic rules:                       a. Cross at […]

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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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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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