Category Archives: Training

Oct. 3: FCRC “A” Trail Run, 3-5 miles

The A Trail in Fort Collins.
The A Trail in Fort Collins.
On Saturday, October 3rd, Fort Collins Running Club members will be running the “A” Trail in the foothills near Maxwell Natural Area. There will be informal groups of people running distances of 3-5 miles. This is a great way for members to give trail running a try!

All paces welcome. Come run your first trail in a fun environment. If going UP the A trail is too much, you can run the pine ridge loop across the street, or run up the road!

When: Sat Oct 3, 2015 8am – 9am Mountain Time
Where: Maxwell Natural Area, Fort Collins, CO 80521, United States (map)

Reminder: April 12 is FCRC Member Breakfast; Start of Zero to 5K Program

On April 12, come to our spring membership breakfast at Club Tico in City Park, Fort Collins! At 8 A.M. we will have a 5-mile fun run for all members and a 1-mile run/walk for our new Zero to 5k training program!

RSVP using this Google Form.

Regarding the Zero to 5k training program, while April 12 will be the first run for it, subsequent ones will be held every Saturday at 8 A.M. starting April 19. More details later!

Rebound Runners Exercise Program in 2015

Rebound Sports & Physical Therapy, one of the sponsors of our Running U program, is once again putting on a Runners Exercise Clinic.

It is “an exercise class for runners that will focus on activating and strengthening the proper musculature in order to prevent injuries and improve running efficiency. Each week’s class will progress to higher level activities by focusing on a new element of running such as a proper warm-up, strengthening routine, and cool-down. This progressive course is structured and led by a skilled Physical Therapist who is also an avid runner.”

See the flyer below for more details!


Coloradoan article: The long run is key to marathon training

Stephen Myers from the Coloradoan wrote yet another excellent article about running, this time about preparation for the marathon. The premise of his article is that to run a successful marathon, one must put in the miles—especially the once a week double-digit long run. He quotes several local accomplished runners such as Jon Sinclair, Kent Oglesby, Jane Welzel, and FCRC’s own Joanne Harms (finisher of 98 marathons!)!

You can read the full article here.