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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:

 

Winter/Spring Half Marathon Clinic (Coached by Juliana Harris and Nicole McCasey)

  • Group workouts held Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9:00am
  • (Option to meet Thursday evenings at 6:30PM as well.)
  • Starts Tuesday January 13th
  • 16 weeks for $150
  • 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: Calgary Half Marathon (May 31st)

 

Spring Marathon Clinic (Coached Alan Cooper)

  • Group workouts held Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9:00am
  • Starts Wednesday January 21st
  • 14-18 weeks for $175
  • Designed for first time marathon-runners as well as veteran runners looking for an edge in their training.
  • Includes an 16-18-week build-up program for optimal preparation.
  • Progressive program designed to allow participant to maximize enjoyment and potential.
  • Introduction to a variety of running topics (with guest speakers) including: pacing, goal setting, cross training, injury prevention, equipment selection and nutrition.
  • Designed for runners with some experience in long distance running. Participants should be able to comfortably run 16 – 20km.
  • Clinic goal: May to Early June Marathons - Vancouver, Red Deer, Calgary, Ottawa. If anyone is planning to run earlier than May (like Boston) you can email Alan at the store, and he will provide a program for you to start earlier. Then you can join in on the 21st.

5k/10k Training Clinic (Coached by Kourtney Branagan)

  • Group workouts held Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm
  • Starts Tuesday, January 13th
  • 10 week clinic for $100
  • Includes a 10-week build-up program for optimal preparation.
  • Progressive program designed to allow participant to maximize enjoyment and potential - workouts will include speed work, tempo runs, and hills.
  • Introduction to a variety of running topics including: pacing, running form, goal setting, cross training, injury prevention, equipment selection and nutrition
  • Participants should be able to comfortably run 30 minutes.
  • Clinic goal: St. Patrick's Day Road Race (5K or 10K)

 

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.