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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 Beginners and Basics

Prerequisite: None
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 weeknight or weekend mornings. Specific details may vary, e.g. on attendee preference, distance, terrain, trail conditions, year to year. 

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

  • Tilden Park 
  • Lake Chabot 
  • Redwood Regional Park or Joaquin Miller Park


Coach Jeanine Holmlund is the LMJS Board Training Director. Coaching high school cross country, 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 2020-2023 Past President.  


LMJS is a volunteer-run, volunteer-led RRCA-affiliated running group. Fees are collected, however, to supply and host community events and races and to donate to other non-profit organizations. 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


  • 09 May 2024 6:00 PM
    Location will vary- mainly Woodmonster race course leaving from Skyline Gate and Redwood Park

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