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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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 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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Winter Warrior Training

Winter Warrior Training We have had cold wet weather including snow the past few days. There are cold weather options; you can substitute your workouts with cross training, run on a treadmill or run outside at an easy pace. You can complete your easy runs on snow but it is a little more difficult to […]

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Run with Forerunners to Prepare for the 2020 First Half

The 2020 First Half is sold out, but you can still enter the race by signing up for the Forerunners Running Clinic. Forerunners has been a proud sponsor for the First Half Marathon for over 30 years and is excited to offer a running clinic for the race. We have trained thousands of runners for […]

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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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Goal Setting for The Fall Classic

The Fall Classic is an excellent opportunity to find a race distance that will meet your running goals because there is a 5km, 10km and half marathon. There are several steps to achieving your goal. Your goal may be to run your first race, improve your best time, or boost your fitness for another race. […]

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Three Suggestions for a Better Race

With race day just around the corner and its time to get ready to run your best. There is time to run one or more low intensity training runs which should be designed to maintain your fitness while allowing your body to rest. After you have run your last workout your final race preparation is […]

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Final Training Phase before the First Half Marathon

You have another month of training before the First Half Half Marathon. There is enough time to run two more longer runs before the race to be ready for  a successful race. Our current schedule calls for an 18 km run and a 20 km run to improve aerobic endurance. It’s a little early to […]

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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 around […]

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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 to […]

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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 below […]

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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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