It’s early season, and sometimes when you get up in the morning, your motivation stays in bed. For me, that seems to be most days, lately. That makes it pretty tough to get back in shape after a winter where most workouts consisted of a whole lot of shoveling.
Fear not; I have the perfect cure. Speed work! In training, there is no better bang for your buck than speed work. The combination of short miles + high intensity = big gain. So, this spring, I’ll be leading speed work sessions for DPMR on the Legacy Trail in Truckee.
Join me Tuesday evenings at 6 PM for a variety of speed workouts, such as traditional tempos, progressive tempos, fartleks, and hill repeats. These sessions are for all abilities, so don’t be intimidated! Most workouts will target about 8 miles, but the out-and-back nature of the runs will allow for a variety of options for those who don’t feel ready (or don’t have the time) for the longer distance.
A note on safety: If you’ve been on the Legacy Trail at all this year, you may be aware that there can be some pretty hazardous icy sections. I’ll keep a close watch on trail conditions and, if necessary, post an update on our calendar and Facebook page as to whether you will need traction devices. Regardless, always keep that slippery glare ice in mind, and don’t hesitate to slow down or go off trail to avoid it.
What to bring:
- A watch (nothing fancy, just something with a stopwatch)
- Headlamp. Hopefully we will only need these the first few weeks.
- Optional or as needed: Traction devices such as Yaktrax
When: Tuesdays, March 14th – April 18th
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Meet at the parking area at the end of East River St., where the bridge crosses the river to the trail. (Note: Some of the later sessions might meet at the Regional Park, but I will update the calendar as needed.)
I look forward to seeing you all there!