Trailhead Running's Ongoing Trail Running Training Group is a once a week trail running workout created specifically for women who want to build skills in trail running form and technique through focused workouts that include endurance, speed, and hills, all while exploring the main and lesser known trails in central Austin. While the workouts are in a group setting, each person will work to her own ability in a supportive, safe, "no drop"format.
Dates and Times
TUESDAYS - Ongoing Weekly Trail Running Program
Start Date: Ongoing, meets every Tuesday.
Time: 6:15pm arrive, 6:30pm START ("heels down"), 8:00pm END (finish times will vary).
Locations: Locations will vary from week to week. Information will be sent out ahead of time.
Distances: Run distances will vary from 3-6 miles.
Prerequisite: Have run a 5K in the last year. SPEED is not a requirement but participants must be able to run at least a 5K on trails.
Audience: Women, 14 years or older (under 18 must have signed parental consent form).
-- Workouts will vary each week: a longer "steady state" run OR shorter "quality" skills/strength workout coached by certified, experienced trail running coaches.
-- "Trail Talks" on topics like: navigation, trail running form and technique, and nutrition.
-- Quality, structured workouts based on individual effort but in a "safety-first" and no-drop format.
-- Trail runs that may last up to 1.5 hours or cover up to 6 miles.
-- See "Program Perks" below for a more comprehensive list!
The program is designed for women who have some road or trail running experience. All participants must:
-- Have completed at least a 5K run/race in the last year.
-- Be able to run 3-6 miles on trails. Speed is not a requirement but running is.
-- Be 14 years of age or older (under 18 must have parental consent).
-- Have a sense of adventure and like to sweat!
All trail runs will be done in a group setting with at least one running coach and a strict "no drop" policy. Each participant will work to her own skills or abilities within the group.
Gear requirements are very minimal. All participants must have:
-- Running shoes (trail shoes not required).
-- Water bottle or similar hydration gear (additional water will be provided).
-- Running attire.
The cost is $40 per person per month.
Sessions will be billed on a monthly basis and will not be prorated. Start/cancellation/restart can occur at any time. Refunds will not be made for participants who cannot attend a workout based on personal schedule conflicts. See Registration below for more details.
As of September 21, 2015 our weekly ongoing program has reached capacity. In an effort to respect the trails and others who use them, we keep the group small. So at this time we are not accepting any new registrations for the Tuesday night group. Please don't hesitate to contact us to check for openings or check back here for updates. We are also considering starting up another group so let us know if you are interested. Thanks for understanding and supporting our larger sustainability efforts!
We are always running at local (and destination) trail races and we invite everyone at Trailhead Running to join us! Check out a new venue and hang with other trail runners! Trailhead Running will be there with a finish line tent so come join us! Upcoming events will be posted on Facebook and sent out in our eNewsletter (sign up today).
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Ongoing @ 6:30pm - Women-Only Tues Runs ($40)
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02/20/16 @ 9:00am - 5K/10K Creepy Crawlies & Crit. ($40)
2016 Spring/Fall - Women on Trails Intro: dates TBA ($75)
11/05/16 @ 9:00am - 5K/10K Dirt Trails & Pony Tails
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