Training >> Sunshine Coast Clinic
Training Clinic on the Sunshine Coast: January 7–April 1, 2012
We offer a 12-week Half-Marathon Clinic on the Sunshine Coast to help you prepare for the April Fool's Run—Novice to Advanced. $80 Clinic Bundle includes group training and full schedule, wrap party, discount at Trail Bay Source for Sports, Individual Entry into the half marathon and a Long Sleeve 'Fool In Training' Technical T-shirt! You'll also get exclusive access to the members-only section of the website and Facebook group. Other options are clinic only, clinic only with shirt, or drop-in.
- Where and When
- Clinic Details
- Clinic member login — training schedules & more
- Training tips (series of 6 articles from 2003)
- Meet Saturday mornings, 9:00am to 11:30am
- First meeting January 7th, 2012 at Trail Bay Source for Sports, Sechelt, 9:00am
- Goes in ALL weather conditions
- On the first two Saturdays of each month meet at Trail Bay Source For Sports, 5504 Trail Ave., Sechelt (at Cowrie). Follow-up social at Wheatberries.
- On the second to last Saturday of each month meet at Up the Creek B&B in Roberts Creek (1261 Roberts Creek Rd, at Krause) for a change of scenery and training over the middle portion of the race route. Follow-up social at the Gumboot Cafe.
- On the last Saturday of each month meet at the Gibsons & Area Community Centre at 700 Park Road in upper Gibsons (front lobby) for another change of scenery and training over the first part of the race route. Follow up social at the larger Wheatberries (Gibsons Way near North Road).
- Clinics led by Larry & Teresa Nightingale
Each session will start with an informative talk followed by a group run (various pace groups). Each registered participant will be given a copy of the complete training program and tracking log to follow at home between group sessions.
- Add the clinic to your online race registration for $55. Includes 'Fool In Training' long sleeved technical shirt, men's and women's styles.
- Clinic with 'Fool In Training' long sleeved tech shirt, no race entry: $60
- Clinic only, no shirt or race entry: $40
- Drop-in: $5 per Saturday group session
- First time running a half-marathon (13.1 miles)—also for those who prefer to run at a slower pace
- Prerequisite: must be able to run continuously for 30 minutes without strain
- Goal: to FINISH the April Fool's Run comfortably
Intermediate and Advanced Levels
- Looking to improve on past half marathon performance
- Prerequisite: Can run for 60 minutes easily, ready to increase distance and speed
- Goal: Achieve personal best or seasonal best half-marathon time at the April Fool's Run
Clinic group run along Sechelt waterfront
Photo by Christine Wood, Coast Reporter
- Proper technique & form
- Footwear and the 'barefoot running' philosophy
- Clothing and accessories
- How to use your sports watch
- Nutrition / Eat to Run
- Warm-up and warm-down
- Safe stretching
- Injury prevention and awareness
- Tempo running
- Hill training
- Fartlek training / intervals
- Race day strategies and tips
- Questions and answers
What to bring on Saturdays
- Shoes suitable for running in
- Clothing appropriate for the weather (e.g. hat and gloves if cold, hat and breathable waterproof jacket if raining)
- Dog repellent is recommended (pepper spray)
- Sports watch with chronograph/stopwatch (optional)
- Warm dry clothing for afterwards
- Water bottle (filled) for pre- and post-run hydration (water bottle belts are great for long runs where you need water during the run)
- Energy bar or other healthy snack for post-run (carbs + protein) OR money/debit card for Wheatberries
- Good attitude and sense of humour!
What to leave at home on Saturdays
- Your dog (as you probably guessed from item #3 above)
- Headphones/iPod (unsafe when running outdoors; and very anti-social in a training group!)