February 13, 2014 @ 5:30 – Injury Prevention: Stretching
Many common running injuries are a direct result of tight muscles. As you increase your mileage, muscles get tighter and can cause overuse injuries that can set back or even end your training. Join us and learn about your limitations and how to do some key stretches to prevent common training injuries.
March 6, 2014 @ 5:30: Injury Prevention: Strengthening.
Weak muscles are another common cause of running injuries. As you increase your mileage your muscles fatigue and lead to breakdown in form which can cause overuse injuries that can set back or even end your training. Your muscles may be 'strong' in terms of lifting weights, but may be 'functionally' weak – meaning that they don't support you in the most efficient way during your running stride. Join us to find out about your weaknesses and how to do some running specific exercises to prevent common training injuries.
April 3, 2014 @ 5:30: Training plan adjustments
Are you feeling run down from weeks of high mileage training? Are you dealing with any nagging injuries or pains? Join us for injury and/or training plan advice.
May 8, 2014: Demystifying the “Taper”
Tapering before a race is physically important, but can be mentally challenging. Join us to find out the correct way to taper based on how your training has gone and your current injury status.