Tuesday Track Workout

Please remember that we meet at the track and start the dynamic warm-up at 5:10 PM. Make sure that you get an easy 10-20-minute warm-up run in before the drills. Once the workout is completed it is also important to go for an easy cooldown run of about 10 minutes. Always be prepared for the weather as one day may be quite hot and another could be as if winter is fighting back (typical spring)! A water bottle is always a good idea. Above all, enjoy the sessions and always, always listen to what your body is telling you. If you are feeling tired or sore on a day make sure to back off and get some extra rest. Please remember that rest is part of the training equation (Stress + Rest = Improvement).

 

What is Tuesday Night Track?

Hello. Welcome to CVRR Tuesday Night Sessions. These sessions are for any Comox Valley Road Runners member who wants to get more technical input on their running. You may want a social/easy session. You may be a serious runner who will push hard on the session in order to aim towards a specific running goal. You may even wish to skip some of the sessions, based on your needs/goals. It really doesn't matter how you run these sessions, because we all have different kinds of goals in running. The only prerequisite (besides being a current CVRR member) is: you should be able to run 5km continuously. (Hence, for new runners, the annual CVRR running clinic is a great way to prepare). If you want, you can try out one of these workouts before you become a Club member - just let Neil know at the beginning of the session so he can get you to sign a waiver.

 

Club Coach Neil Holm

Neil has been a nationally ranked runner from 1500 metres up to the marathon distance. He started competitive running at age twelve with the Norwesters Track & Field club in West Vancouver. He later ran for Simon Fraser University on  an athletic scholarship and the Richmond Kajaks Track Club. Over the years he has been very fortunate to receive good coaching that helped him excel at various distances on the track, cross country and the roads. Some highlighted performances include a 3:56 for 1500 metres; 30:49 track 10,000 metres at the Harry Jerome Track Classic; 1:07:32 half marathon personal best and also winning the 2003 Vancouver First Half Marathon in 69:55. Neil was also the first Canadian finisher in the 2000 Boston Marathon in 2:32. In 2003 Neil ran the Chicago Marathon with a personal best time of 2:26 adding to his total of five marathons under two hours and thirty minutes. Neil still competes as a masters runner. He was the winner of the 2007 California International Marathon (masters division) in 2:32 at age 42. As a master Neil also placed 7th overall in the 2008 Victoria Marathon in 2:36.

Neil continues to be passionate about running and endurance sports in general and believes in long term development and performance over one’s life. As a coach he fosters consistent and progressive training practices that acknowledge the uniqueness of each athlete in order for them to reach their goals. More recently Neil has become actively involved in Nordic ski racing during winter months. He is also a NCCP community ski coach for the Strathcona Nordics that includes coaching his two children.

Neil and his family are avid outdoor enthusiasts that enjoy hiking, cycling, swimming and exploring the beautiful BC coast during the summer months. Neil works as an instructor at North Island College and holds a Masters degree in education.

 

“The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
― John Bingham