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

January 29                 “Staying Healthy:  The Key to Happy Running”

Stoll Park                   -Sports Chiropractor Dr. Toby Scott will guide us through easy-to-follow prehab exercises to help prevent many common running injuries and to better prepare your body to handle the rigors of training.  Not only can these exercises help to prevent injuries but they can also help you perform at your peak.  Simply put, ALL runners need to get stronger to stay healthy!

 

February 26               “Efficient Running with better Form”

Ward Parkway          -Sports Chiropractor Dr. Robert Sindorf will demonstrate good running form and how to correct common flaws to lower the risk of injury while improving training & race performance.

 

March 26                    The Better Running Series:  How to Warm up Properly

Stoll Park                   -Be prepared to enjoy a 2-4 mile run as Coach Valdez leads you through an effective warm up routine, starting with foam rolling (bring your own foam roller), dynamic exercises which provide a light strength & balance workout while stretching your hips & glutes, and a conservative warm up jog before settling into your run.  Discover why the first few minutes of EVERY run are the most critical towards helping or hindering your running!

 

April 23                      The Better Running Series:  How to incorporate Mobility DURING your Run

Stoll Park                   -Be prepared to enjoy a 2-3 mile run as Coach Valdez shows you how to loosen up in a convenient and practical matter.  Learn to take advantage of loosening up those stubborn tight spots DURING your runs when your muscles are the most warmed up and you’re the most motivated to do something about it.

                                               

May 28                       The Better Running Series:  How to incorporate Strength Training DURING your Run

Stoll Park                   -Be prepared to enjoy a 2-3 mile run as Coach Valdez shows you how to build in strengthening exercises in a convenient and practical matter.  Learn to take advantage of building up your body DURING 1-3 runs a week when your muscles are the most warmed up and you’re the most motivated to do something about it.

 

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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