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Trail training


LMJS usually offers these trail training programs, each taking place at different times of the year. Due to the coronavirus, our training programs are limited or on hold for safety. (updated March 2022)

Trail Running for EveryBODY

Prerequisite: Ability to run at least 2 miles comfortably.
An introduction to trail running, aerobic base building, and hill-based strength training.

Trail Fitness Program

Prerequisite: Ability to run at least 3 miles comfortably.
A beginner-intermediate course on uphill/downhill technique and hill-based strength training, aerobic base building and trail pacing.

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 may be on a week night or 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).


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 and RRCA Level 2 certified. She is our 2020-2021 Past President and Training Director.


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 Fitness Training 2021


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