Running Clinics

The Runner’s Edge/Garry Gribble’s Running Sports Clinics – 2015 Schedule

Please note:    All clinics are free and open to the public.  Come prepared to run for the Better Running Series!  They will be held at either the 119th & Quivira or Ward Parkway Mall Garry Gribble’s Running Sports store, 6:30-7:30pm, one Thursday each month. Eladio Valdez III, Coach of The Runner’s Edge, will serve as the presenter unless noted.  We’ll have a drawing for two $25 Garry Gribble’s gift certificates at each clinic!  RSVP at least 1 day in advance to runnersedge@everestkc.net

Date/Place                   Topic

June 25                       “Kansas City Marathon Kickoff Meeting:  How to Train for your Hometown Marathon”

Ward Parkway          -Learn about the NEW training guidelines to set yourself up for a positive first time experience or PR on October 18.  Half marathon training tips will be addressed as well.

 

July 16                        “The Better Running Series:  How to incorporate Hills effectively and safely”

Ward Parkway          -Be prepared to enjoy a 2-3 mile run as Coach Valdez leads you through a series of time efficient hill workouts that you can easily incorporate into your running once a week to improve your ability to handle hills, get faster, and burn more calories.

 

August 13                   “The Better Running Series:  How to Do Effective Speed Workouts”

Stoll Park                   -Be prepared to enjoy a 2-3 mile run as Coach Valdez leads you through a series of time efficient speed workouts that you can easily incorporate into your running once a week to get faster and burn more calories.

 

August 27                   “Nutrition for Runners”                                                     

Ward Parkway          –Nutritionist Sally Berry will share sound advice on how to fuel the body for endurance.  She’ll address the confusion surrounding supplements,  protein, carbs, and fats as well as how to safely deal with weight management while training for a marathon.  Bring your questions!

           

September 24             “Marathon & Half Marathon Race Day Tips”

Stoll Park                   -Avoid the most common mistakes in a marathon or half marathon and learn how to set yourself up for a positive  and successful race.  Get the specifics on how to handle the course and replenish intelligently.

 

October 22                 “So, How did Your Race go?  Training & Racing Lessons to Grow From”

Ward Parkway          -We’ll take a look back on how your training and race went, hanging on to what went well and coming up with solutions for the areas that didn’t go well.

 

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