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Clinics for All Levels

Which one is for you?
Never run before or just getting back into running?
Looking to complete your first 5k or 10k?
Want to run faster? Stronger? Longer?
Looking to learn to run continuously?
Want to be able to incorporate a run walk program?

Still not sure, come and try one out and decide if it is the right fit for you.

All Strides clinics:

  • Are Individualized/ personalized (Not a cookie-cutter approach to fitness)
  • Based on best evidence - All coaches are experienced runners themselves
  • Tried and tested
  • Include monthly training programs
  • Guest speakers selected based on group or individual requests
  • Store discounts for participants

 

UPCOMING CLINICS:

 

Summer/Fall Personal Best Clinic (Coached by Jeremy Deere)

 

  • Group workouts held Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9:00am
  • Starting Tuesday July 29th
  • 12 week clinic for $125
  • For runners looking to improve their performance or have reached a plateau in their training
  • This clinic will center around higher intensity training (hill repeats, track/interval workouts) rather than mileage
  • A focus on proper biomechanics, strength/speed development and program design
  • Discussions with experts on advanced topics including: macro & micro training cycles, race/distance specific training, race preparation (including mental preparedness) hydration & energy management and technical equipment
  • It is strongly recommended that participants be able to run 10km before taking the clinic
  • Clinic goal: To achieve a Personal Best time at the 10K and/or Half Marathon distances this fall
     

 

Early Fall Marathon Clinic (Coached by Heather Wiebe)

 

  • Group workouts held Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 8:00am (various locations throughout Calgary)
  • Starts Tuesday, July 15th
  • 12-14 week clinic for $200
  • This clinic will centre around higher intensity training (interval workouts), marathon pacing and building volume (distance and weekly mileage)
  • A focus on proper biomechanics, running drills, strength/speed development
  • It is strongly recommended that participants be able to run 18-22km before enrolling in this clinic
  • Clinic goal: Train you to optimally prepare for and excel in an early fall marathon. Victoria, Okanagan, Toronto Waterfront, etc. (Late Sept. to mid-Oct.)

 

Fall Half Marathon Clinic (Coached by Juliana Harris)

 

  • Group workouts held Thursday evenings at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9:00am
  • Starts Thursday August 28th
  • 14 week clinic for $125
  • Progressive program designed to allow participant to maximize enjoyment and potential – designed to be less intense than Strides’ Personal Best Clinic
  •  Introduction to a variety of running topics including: pacing, running form, goal setting, cross training, injury prevention, equipment selection and nutrition
  • Designed for runners with some experience in long distance running
  • Clinic goal: Mid-Fall 10K race as progress check and Last Chance Half Marathon (Nov. 15)

 

Fall 5K/10K Clinic (Coached by Kourtney Branagan)

 

  • Group workouts held Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM and Saturday mornings at 9:00AM
  • Starts Wednesday September 3rd
  • 9 week clinic for $90
  • Progressive program designed to allow participant to maximize enjoyment and potential – designed to be less intense than Strides’ Personal Best Clinic
  •  A safe, fun environment to encourage participation and improvement
  • A progressive program designed to allow you to develop at your own pace
  • Clinic goals: To run an early-mid Fall 5K and/or 10K race

 

URBAN TRAIL RUNNING

We had such a great response to our Fall clinic, that we are hoping to start another one up in the Spring! Stay tuned.

The course is designed for runners of all abilities, including new runners, who are looking to supplement their road running. Participants will learn some of the tricks of running trails such as it’s okay to walk up the hills. We will visit many of the trails that can befound in Calgary with sessions lasting approximately an hour. Our first session is scheduled for Confederation Park followed by COP where we will visit the Stupa. Also on the list is Nose Hill, Fish Creek, Edworthy Park and more. The clinic will last 8 or 9 weeks, is free and will be led by long time cross country coach John McKnight and Strides’ Alan Cooper. Stay tuned for more information or you can contact Alan at Strides at info@stridesrunning.com.

 

Free Group Runs 

Come out and join our free group runs from Strides! Group runs go every Saturday morning from the store at 9:00am. All levels are welcome! And... join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for the Strides Cookie Run, go for a run, enjoy a cookie and coffee afterward See Events tab or call the store for more details.