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CVRR Tuesday Summer Sessions 2017

CVRR Tuesday Training Sessions for Summer 2017

Hello CVRR runners and hope everyone is doing well! I will be out of town for some periods over July and August and thank you very much to those who have kindly offered to lead the sessions on the following dates.
The focus for July will be to continue to maintain our strength while honing our speed (sharpness). This training will coincide nicely with those who are planning to race the Nautical Days 4 miler (great race) on August 7th or another race. Even if no racing is in the plan for you right now this training will blend well for later summer/ fall training and racing.
During the month of August, we will take a break from the track and focus on rebuilding our strength and endurance for upcoming fall races ranging from 8k’s to Marathons.
Please remember to always give yourself a few easy days before an important race and take adequate recovery afterwards! Above all, enjoy your summer and happy running!

* CVRR Tuesday Session for July 4th (Session Leader: Kate Brotherstone)
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (stretching including downward dog and balancing drills, etc.)
• Workout: 3-4 x 2 laps on Vanier Fields (clockwise direction) at Threshold Pace (comfortably hard running) off 1 minute recovery – focus on relaxed form and running and even pace throughout!
• 4 x 20 seconds strides on grass (focus on good form) with 45 seconds rest
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching

* CVRR Tuesday Session for July 11th (Session Leader: Tracy K.)
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (Gentle stretching – no drills or strides)
• Workout: Fartlek run on horse trails loop: 2 x 90 seconds hard off 90 seconds recovery (easy running); 4 x 60 seconds hard off 60 seconds recovery; 4 x 30 seconds hard off 30 seconds recovery; 4 x 15 seconds hard off 15 seconds recovery.
The efforts should be hard (not full out) while maintaining good form!
• 3 x 20 metres strength drill (A skip on gravel path focusing on being tall and relaxing shoulders).
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching

• CVRR Tuesday Session for July 18th (Session Leader: Carolyn Coffin)
• 10-20 minutes warm-up run
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (stretching, 2 x 25 metres “A” skip’ 2 x 25 metres “C”’s (butt kicks); 4 x 100 metre strides)
• Workout: 4-6 x 600 metres on track at VO2 max pace (3-5k race pace) off 90 – 120 seconds recovery jog. Begin each 600 metre run at NW corner of track and finish at usual spot).
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching
(400 metre goal splits times will be provided)

* CVRR Tuesday Session for July 25th (I will be here for this session).
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (stretching, drills and 4 strides)
• Workout: 4 x 400 metres on track at V02 Max pace (3-5 km race pace) off 60-90 seconds active recovery (keep moving around).
• 6 minutes easy recovery jog on track inner field (grass)
• 4 x 200 metres at Repetition pace (fast but not full out) off 200 metre recovery runs back to the start. Begin 200s at NW corner of track.
• Cooldown run of 10-20 minutes.

* CVRR Tuesday Session for August 1st, 2017 (I will be here for this session).
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (Stretching)
• Workout: 20 minutes Tempo run (comfortably hard pace) on horse track
• 4 – 6 x 20 second strides off 45 seconds rest focusing on good form
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching

* CVRR Tuesday Session for August 8th, 2017 (Session Leader: Carolyn Coffin)
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Please note if you raced yesterday at Nautical Days today is an easy day of 30 minutes running!
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (stretching, 2 x 25 metres “A” skip drill but not strides)
• Workout: Timed Fartlek on horse trail loop: 4-5 x 3 minutes hard off 2 minutes recovery jogs.
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching

* CVRR Tuesday Session for August 15th, 2017 (Session Leader: Peter Ashmore)
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (stretching with focus on balancing drills- one legged yoga balancing stick pose and downward dog, sitting butterfly groin stretch, etc) 4 x 80-100 metre strides on track
• Workout: Grass Intervals on Vanier Fields (clockwise direction); 4-6 x 1 lap (700 metres per loop) at 5k race pace off 2 minutes rest (active recovery)
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching

* CVRR Tuesday Session for August 22nd, 2017 (Session Leader: Wayne Crowe)
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (stretching but no drills or strides)
• Workout: Untimed Fartlek run on horse trail loops with 10- 12 efforts ranging from about 20 seconds to 2.5 minutes at a good quality pace based on how you are feeling. Do not use your watches! Just focus on smooth, light and relaxed running and above all enjoy the experience. For example, runner may run from one tree to another and then take a recovery run and then begin the second effort which may be longer or shorter. Capture the true essence of distance running with this session!
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching (bring water if hot)!

CVRR Tuesday Session for August 29th, 2017
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (active stretching but not strides or drills)
• Workout: Cruise Intervals on Vanier Fields (Threshold pace which means comfortably hard running) Focus on running relaxed, light and brisk!
3-4 x 2 loops (clockwise direction) at your threshold pace off 1 minute recovery between. Try to maintain an even pace per lap!
• 4 x 20 seconds strides off 45 seconds rests (focus on good form – relax those shoulders)!
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching

CVRR Tuesday Session for September 5th, 2017
• 10-20 minutes warm-up of easy running
• Dynamics at 5:10 PM (active stretching) we will then run as a group to the Dove Creek Blooming Barn Loop.
• Workout: Blooming Barn 5.1 km Tempo run. We will be doing an extended Tempo run with focus on comfortably hard, sustained and even paced running. Please bring your sport watches and HR monitors if you have one.
This is a great workout especially for Half Marathon and Marathon distances to focus on even pacing.
• 4 x 20 seconds strides on road off 45 seconds recovery focusing on good form.
• 10-20 minutes easy cooldown run and stretching (bring water bottle if hot)!

 

What is Tuesday Night Track?

Hello. Welcome to CVRR Tuesday Night Sessions. These sessions are for anyone who wants to run. 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 session, based on your needs/goals. It really doesn't matter to me how you run these sessions, because we all have different kinds of goals in running. The only prerequisite is: you should be able to run 5km continuously. (Hence, for new runners, the annual CVRR running clinic is a great way to prepare for these sessions.)
 

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