This popular class is being run for its 17th 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. This year we will have a class of 30 participants. Sign up quickly - normally we have a class of 60!
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. The group will be broken into smaller pace groups to run each 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. 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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Thursdays, August 12, 2021 - Sept 9, 2021
August 17th we'll be taking a field trip to a track meet at San Rafael High School, Marin.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Clark Kerr Track, Dwight Way, Berkeley
Covid Protocols: We ask that all participants be vaccinated as we will be running in close proximity on the track. Come wearing a mask for the time being, it will be your personal preference to run with or without your mask. If you are not feeling well and have any cold or covid symptoms, please refrain from coming. We will follow Alameda county guidelines at the time of each class start,
Fee:$45 - Class members from Summer track and Trail classes - contact for code
$50 - LMJS Members
$60 - Non-MembersLead Instructor: Jeanine Bourcier Holmlund is a Level 2 Certified USA Track and Field Sprints and Endurance Coach, RRCA Lev 2 and competitive LMJS team runner. Jeanine has been a high school coach for 13 years, the last 8 years at Piedmont High School. She also coached track for the SF Marathon training program Run365 and has volunteered with all the LMJS training programs as the LMJS Board member Training Coordinator.
If you have questions about the class, please contact