Spring Seminar Schedule - Tuesdays, starting at 5:30 pm
(day and time subject to change, call to confirm)
February 12, 2013 - Stretching and Strengthening to prevent injuries
The most common running injuries are a direct result of tight or weak muscles. As you increase your mileage, muscles get tighter and can cause overuse injuries that can set back or even end your training. Muscle fatigue can also lead to a breakdown in form, causing those same overuse injuries. Your muscles may be “strong” in terms of lifting weights, but may be “functionally” weak - meaning they do not support you in the most efficient way during your running stride. Join us and learn about your limitations and how to do some key stretches and running specific exercises to prevent common training injuries.
Yoga can also be a great tool to keep your muscles loose and injury free. Runners can be intimidated by yoga as we are usually not a flexible bunch. Yoga specifically designed for runners is a great option and we will be offering classes throughout the spring. Stay tuned.
March 12, 2013 - The day in and day out of your training schedule
Do you have questions about your day to day training schedule? Not sure when to be pushing it or when to be taking it easy? Confused about when to eat your Gu or how long you should recover? We will get together for a quick overview of the importance of hard training days and recover runs and reserve most of the time for a question and answer session for all the questions you have had along the way so far. Also, feel free to email us at any point along the way and we can be a great resource for you!
April 30, 2013 - Preparing for race day – mentally and physically!
4 weeks to go - This is an important time in your training – you still have have 1-2 high mileage weeks left, your body and spirit are tired, but the goal is in sight! Join us to learn how to avoid some common mistakes people make in the last few weeks of their training and also how to be best prepared when you toe to the starting line. Bring your questions.