Doug here (aka “liquid” / “Ironman”)
Now that Daylight Savings has come and it’s getting lighter in the evenings, I’ve been asked to write about the Pure Running clinics that have been going on at Pure Athletics in North Vancouver.
When they are
Every Tuesday night at 6.30 pm, and Friday evenings at 5.30 pm
I’ll be there to lead run workouts rain or shine, and if I’m going to be away, I’ll be sure to let you know on the blog.
Where they are
All runs leave on foot from CrossFit North Vancouver, and we base each evening’s workout within a short running distance
Why you should come
Some people work out for the sake of working out. But if you’re reading this blog, a member of CrossFit North Vancouver (or both) you probably have goals
And if it’s a fitness goal, running more efficiently and consistently will make you a better athlete
What are Pure Runs?
Anyone can go out for a run. But how do you get better? How do you make it enjoyable?
In 8 years of training, I seriously consider interval running (what some would call mid-distance workouts) to be the most beneficial in improving running efficiency, form, endurance, and speed.
And that’s what we work on.
At each run, we take you through a thorough warmup, practice running drills that align your running stride, then introduce a series of intervals that work your running form and ability to focus.
Intervals might be anywhere from 400 meters to 1 kilometer. Sometimes the workout includes repeats (ie. 4 x 600m) sometimes ladders (750m, 1500m, 2100m, 1500m, 750m) or something else.
Between warmup, drills, and the main workout, we keep the total workload around 5 kilometers. But unlike a 5 km run you might do on your own, or as part of a WOD, our workouts are broken up and focused.
If you want to incorporate heart-rate training using a Garmin or Polar, we can help with that. If you want to run by feel, that’s great too!
How do I join
If you’re already a member of Pure Athletics, or currently taking your Foundations Classes, Pure Run clinics are included in your membership. Otherwise, please contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about drop-in fees
That’s all for now, runners await!