This popular class is being run for its 16th season offering runners the opportunity to learn more 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 with pacers. In addition to the lead instructor, pace group leaders will accompany runners during some of the workouts depending on the particular workout, the number of participants, and the mix of paces in the class. The larger the class size, the more fun we can make it!
This class is recommended for runners who have been running for at least 6 months and want to improve their running. The emphasis will be on how to train to run faster, to improve form and running economy. 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 during the 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.
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Dates: Thursdays, July 18 - Aug 22 Goal Race class: LMJS 4th Sunday 5K Race Aug 25
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Witter Field in Piedmont
$35 - LMJS Racing Team Members (request code)
$50 - LMJS Members
$60 - Non-Members
Jeanine Bourcier Holmlund is a Level 2 Certified USA Track and Field Sprints and Endurance Coach, RRCA and CIF Coach and competitive LMJS team runner. Jeanine has been a high school coach for 11 years, now at Piedmont High School. She also coaches track for the SF Marathon training program Run365 and has volunteered with all the LMJS training programs as the LMJS Board member Training Coordinator.
Pacers and Helpers:
Part of track class fun is having pacers and added advice from other experienced racers for some of our workouts from the LMJS Racing Team!
If you have questions about the class, please contact