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Trail training


LMJS offers these trail training programs, each taking place at different times of the year.

early March – late April

Trail Fitness

Prerequisite: Ability to run at least 3 miles comfortably.
An introduction to trail running, aerobic base building, and hill-based strength training.
late April – late June

Trail Training Program

Prerequisite: Ability to run at least 5-8 miles comfortably.
An intermediate course on uphill/downhill technique, terrain management, trail pacing, in addition to hill-based strength training

Time and Location

Trail Training sessions for each program generally occur on Sunday mornings from 8:30-10:00AM. Specific details may vary, e.g. on attendee preference, distance, terrain, trail conditions.

The location of each run will be emailed weekly but will generally stay within the East Bay. Most runs will center around

  • Tilden Park (Orinda; Tilden Tough Ten)
  • Lake Chabot (Castro Valley; Lake Chabot Half Marathon Trail Challenge), and
  • Redwood Regional Park (Oakland; Woodmonster).


Coach Jeanine Holmlund coordinates and leads each class.  Coaching High School Cross Country and Track and Field, Jeanine is a certified USA Track and Field Level 2 coach for both sprinting and distance running. She is our 2019-2020 LMJS President and Training Director.

Jeanine will be assisted by Board member, Edmundo Vito Cruz, an RRCA certified endurance coach and other members of the LMJS Racing Team, many of whom are also certified RRCA coaches. 

Contact: Jeanine 


LMJS is a volunteer-run, volunteer-led RRCA-affiliated running group. Fees are collected, however, to supply and host community events and races. Fees for each program will vary; see each program's specific registration page for details!

Important: Fees do NOT include race entry. Note that some races (such as the Tilden Tough Ten) can permit only a certain number of participants and will sell out!

LMJS Trail Training 2017 Woodmonster Race


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