running

Training Layout Aug 1-7

It’s officially august. Scary! So all you summer heads, best take advantage of the next month. It also means it’s time to start looking at some fall running events, and get your training on. More on that in a bit.

 

Programming preview: We start the week off on a holiday, so that means a cheeky big WOD. We’re only open for 2 sessions. 10 and 11am. If you register, prepare to come in and get after it. For the rest of the week, we’ve got a few workouts that are just plain different than what we do on a regular basis. Look no further than wednesday’s CrossFit WOD, as it’s a nice twist on one of this years games WOD. As is Thursday’s endurance WOD, another games WOD revised from 14’. Both will be fun and challenging, but also appropriate for non-games athletes. We’ll finish the week off making sure we get all of our major lifts in this week, as we miss Monday’s strength session. Plus, Saturday will be another fun day of playing around with different toys.

 

Today Munny had us back getting our stoke for running back on. If you missed, you certainly did miss it. It was a fun one hour session out on the sea to sky trail that is mostly catered for those looking to do the brandywine boogy. Regardless of whether you have a specific run you are hoping to do, or, just want a group to fine tune your running skills with, make sure you join us every sunday at 9am. There’s a schedule up at the gym whiteboard upstairs. Plus our Opus Running Club Group on Facebook that will fill you in on the details every week. The sessions come with homework that you do on your own each week. Don’t miss out!

Training Layout June 6-12

Let’s start by talking about the Whistler Half Marathon. I was at the finish line to witness and to be a part of an unbelievable feeling. Trust me when I say everyone in the group of athletes that entered felt on top of the world. Nothing beats it! It’s way people do things that are hard, maybe a little outside their comfort zone. But trust me, I think that the most talked about topic at the finish line is what comes next! There’s always more, which we’ll take about shortly. 

 

Again, a huge congrats to those who ran on Saturday. Great Job by all! There were other photos, but not one photo captured everyone in the race. Another big thanks and shout out is to Coach Munny! He gave it his all in helping all of you. I know I don’t speak for myself that your help was invaluable. You’ve been a great addition to the team, and we don’t want the clinics to end! And they won’t……. He’s talked about Stand Up Paddle Board Clinics. Beginner Mountain Bike Clinics. Plus, there’s no need to stop running either. We’ll take some time this week to formulate scheduling and to keep the momentum rolling. 

 

As for running events that should be on your radar…. The red bull 400 Saturday july 30th, 2016. Copy and paste the link to see details:http://www.redbull.com/ca/en/stories/1331788312795/red-bull-400-returns-to-whistler-for-2016

The Salomon Valley to Peak Race, Sept 3rd 2016. http://store.whistlerblackcomb.com/Content/Commerce/Products/DisplayProducts.aspx?ProductGroupCode=2425&ProductCategoryCode=30417

The Whistler Ultra 50, Oct 15, 2016 http://www.bcathletics.org/Whistler50RelayUltra/

All 3 of the races have relay components, or can be done Solo. The great news is that they all leave a great amount of time to prepare. Both from a training perspective, and to organize teams. 

There are more out there, and not to mention there’s comfortably numb this weekend. It’s june 11th, meaning this saturday! Website here: http://www.comfortablynumb.ca/

 

As for the week that lies ahead. It’s hard to find a true highlight. Friday is a great little test. Wednesday will be too. And the strength layered in is again continuing to build. From the endurance side. Phil is here this week. So, in true form, we’ll use him to help with Tuesday’s class. It’s a classic rowing test. For those that have been running hard, your improved cardio should help squeeze out some extra seconds and finish faster. Also, more importantly, it’s a great idea for those new to the gym to come to Tuesday’s endurance class. Phil is a game changer when it comes to rowing. Not only will he help you improve on your results and technique. But his passion will translate down, and help you fall in love with the devilish machine. 

 

On the Lifting side. We will be doing EMOM’s and complexes during the week. Snatching on Tuesday, with Clean and Jerking on Thursday. While on Saturday we will be doing a bit of both.

 

Enjoy!