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Trail training

Programs

LMJS usually offers these trail training programs, each taking place at different times of the year. Due to the coronavirus, our training programs are on hold.  Please enjoy the trails on your own.  (updated March 16, 2020)

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.
mid-May – 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 8:00 or 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).

Coaching

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.

Coach Edmundo Vito Cruz is an RRCA certified endurance coach. He will be leading the 2020 Trail Training Program with assistance from other members of the LMJS Racing Team. Contact Ed with any questions: Edmundo


Fees

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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