Intermediate Running Class Returns for its 9th Season
This popular class returns for its 9th year and offers runners the opportunity to learn about incorporating track workouts as part of their training regimen. It is one of the few classes offered locally for adults that emphasizes track workouts in a structured and supportive environment. In addition to the lead instructors, pace group leaders will accompany runners during the workout and offer their advice and encouragement. This class usually reaches its limit well in advance of the start date, early sign-up is recommended. Use the link at the left to register.
This class is recommended for runners who have been running for at least 6 months and want to improve their race times. The emphasis will be on how to train to run faster. Each class will include a track workout designed to improve your ability to run at maximum effort. During each class session, a brief discussion covering the elements of a training program will be presented, followed by a workout.
Much of the information presented, will be based on materials in the book, Daniels' Running Formula by Coach Jack Daniels and runners will be taught how to use the Daniels "VDOT" tables for doing workouts on their own. New Interval training by Coach Peter Thompson will be introduced. In addition, each session will include a pre-workout warm-up of dynamic drills, speed ladder drills, strides and post-workout cool down and core exercises.
Change of Start Date due to High School Schedule!
Dates, Time and Location
Tuesdays: June 11 - July 25 2013 NO CLASS July 4th (for runners with a 17:30-24:30 5K time
Thursdays: June 13 - July 25 2013 NO CLASS July 4th (for runners with a 24:30 and up 5K time
6 weeks - 6:30 to 8:00 pm weekdays and Sunday LMJS 4SR July 28 (Register separately for race - Lake Merritt 8 am)
Location: Witter Field in Piedmont
$40 - LMJS Racing Team Members
$50 - LMJS Members
$60 - Non-Members
Limit 50 runners per class
Jeanine Bourcier Holmlund
is a Level 2 Certified USA Track and Field Coach, RRCA and CIF Coach and competitive LMJS team runner. Jeanine has been a high school coach for 6 years at Stuart Hall and Convent High Schools in SF, coaches for the SF Marathon training program Run365 and volunteers as a beginning running class and trail fitness class instructor as the LMJS Board member training coordinator.
has been a Road Runners Club of America Certified Adult Running Coach for ten years and started the Intermediate Running class in 2006. Since turning 60, he has consistently been ranked nationally by “Running Times” magazine as an age group competitor and has made their list of top age group runners for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2010 and 2011. In addition, he has been very active in the Bay Area running community, and was the president of the Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders for a number of years. Len coaches the Piedmont Middle School cross country team, a program he founded in 2006.
If you have questions about the class, or trouble registering, please contact: