Running with a group provides mental and physical benefits, as well as a network of people sharing best practices and resources. The group dynamic can compel members to challenge themselves on days when they might otherwise check out. Those who run in groups are likely to run for 10% longer and go 21% faster than they would on their own.
Train for your first marathon, or improve on your personal best. This group is for you. Tuesday training sessions vary, covering hill training, race-pace runs, tempo runs, repeats and fartlek workouts. Plus, opportunities to join or arrange with other participants for weekend, easy-paced, long run workouts. Training groups are free to Club Members. Test drive the workout for 2 or 3 times before joining.
Winter - Meet at the Olympic Oval at 7 pm Tuesdays to join the group running intervals on the 450 meter indoor track. Optionally, and when the Oval is closed for High Performance Running, we'll do hill repeats on the 29th Street Hill sidewalk below the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Email the Marathon Group Coach to get your address on the Monday Night Mailing List for the Tuesday workouts.
Spring, Summer and Fall - Meet at North Edworthy Park washroom near the large, free parking lot on Montgomery View NW. Access this area just off the intersection of Bowness Road and Shaganappi Trail NW.