Last minute registrations are coming in for the summer trail running clinic today. The deadline looms ahead and registration will close at midnight tonight. There's still time to get in on the fun but just a few spots remain!
Thank you to everyone who has already registered and thank you for choosing PACE!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Brewed right here in Kelowna, Tree Brewery Co., is our newest sponsor! Help me welcome them and give them a good ol' fashioned PACE welcome! I mean, who doesn't like to trail run and then wash down a tasty local brewski? Uh huh... that's what I thought!
Our Mountain Running Camps, Clinic events and Autumn Rush Trail Race can look forward to flavors such as Tasty Beaver, Beach Blonde and Dukes Cider. The cider is made with 100% local apples even happens to be gluten free!
Sure, we LOVE Tree Brewery's beer but we also love how important community is to them. Their values align with that of PACE, which makes it an even sweeter partnership. Check out all the great work Tree does in our community here.
You can visit Tree Brewery on 1083 Richter Avenue.
Thank you Tree Brewery for your support!
RENE: So much fun. Spring has sprung and so have the tics! Ewww! I had the pleasure of celebrating my bday on a PACE day which made my birthday extra special. Of course, they dressed the coach up and made her run with a pink feather boa ;)
I lead the 50k B group for an adventurous 3.5hrs, 19km & 1,000m. We were in Knox, Glenmore and Clifton areas. We told funny stories and had a blast. I headed back out for another 1hr 15min, extra 11km and 600m more. Thanks to the PACE family for the fun celebration run.
KAREN: 15km B group 1:05 and 7km
CHRIS: 15k A group update from PACE leader Chris. I hear he took you on some bushwhacking adventures today. Impressive stats! 300m, 6.8k in 60min. Nice work.
It was an absolute beautiful morning for a run! Daylight savings bought us more daylight but also warmth. Some icy sections but mostly mud and fun!
Chris took out the 50k "A" group and reported hitting 22km, 775m in just over 3hrs. Hard going conditions too - way to go!!
Rene lead the 25k "A" group for the first 90min and this group covered approx. 10.5km and 370m.
She then took out a second "50k" group and they covered another 9.5k and 275m in just under 90min.
Jody & Nathan lead the 15k "B" group this morning and they did a smashing job for closer to 60min as they encountered more ice than expected so ended up walking more than running.
Karen lead the 25km 'B' group and they tackled some sweet single track though the deep snow and earned earned the FUN decent. All smiles and shiney eyes in the sun for 1:33hrs and 9.3 km. Thanks everyone awesome to be back on the trails in our beautiful hometown!
Note from Stephanie: Great morning running with the 50k B group. Such a fun group. 3 hours 17k, lots of snow and lots of fun. Thanks everyone!
Lots happening on the PACE scene these days... you can tell spring is in the air and people are ready to rock it this season.
We held the first annual free 4hr endure to wind up a fabulous January clinic last Sunday and then rolled in HOT with two new clinic launches this week.
The spring clinic is Full-Full. With over 50 athletes training with PACE over the next 12 weeks - they will keep their coach on my toes ;) A fantastic group with high energy and determination in their eyes. We are going to work our butts off but have a blast this spring! See ya'll this Sunday for the long haul.
A new clinic started last night on the PACE scene too. Over 15 newbies mustered up the courage to participate in the learn to run 5k trail clinic. I just have to say how awesome this group of women are and how much I enjoyed the first session. It reminded me of where it all started with PACE and how much I enjoy coaching new runners. Really excited to help grow fitness, confidence and have fun with this group this spring too.
It's the sweet life! PACE continues to inspire me and I am so grateful for this lifestyle and opportunity to work with such amazing people in an environment I love.
Okay, gotta go! Coffee was on since 4am and I have a full work day ahead of me, planning, programming, inspiring, teaching and maybe napping ;)
We have a full crew of 50 excited trail runners to hit the trails, increase their speed, build endurance and have a fun season of training.
With snowy conditions still this time of year - it makes it a bit harder to dream of dry trails, sunny skies and tail-gate parties after our runs, but I feel confident that we're on the tail end of it. Besides, we can all hunker through a little more snow this season, can't we!? Uh, huh...
DETAILS FOR THOSE REGISTERED ~ MARCH 5th
5:30pm to 6:00pm - sign in & meet/greet
6:00pm to 6:30pm - clinic overview. what to expect. clinic details.
6:30pm to 7:15pm - social run. participants will be split into groups and team leaders will take groups out on a fun 45min run on the trails in Dilworth.
1. Bring a headlamp;
2. Trail shoes mandatory;
3. Dress in layers;
Everyone should have received a newsletter last weekend welcoming you to the clinic. If you did not receive it, please let me know asap.
Excited for a new start. Lots of fun workouts, locations and memories ahead.
Thanks for your support and for choosing PACE Sports Fitness with your training goals.
Thank you for all the interest and support with the spring trail running clinics starting next week with PACE Sports Fitness. Despite the cooler temps still lingering in the air this weekend, soon spring will surround us and we will be smiling from ear to ear, hitting the trails, building our fitness, spending time with friends and making memories.
The registration for both the spring clinic and learn to run clinic is now closed. The spring clinic has 54 registered and the learn to run has 13 registered. I am looking forward to meeting and welcoming all the new PACE peeps and of course, spending another season with those returning.
A newsletter was sent out to ALL participants of the Spring clinic last night. If you did not receive this newsletter - please email me.
Learn to Runners - a newsletter will go out to you tonight. If you don't receive this newsletter, please email me as well.
Both newsletters include details about the first session and what to expect in the clinic.
Exciting training plans on the horizon!! Can't wait to get started.
Wow. Time has just flown by this winter. We only have one week left in the January Trail Running Clinic and then "spring" starts. Despite our recent dump of snow on the weekend, I am sure the snow will melt fast in good ol' Okanagan style. Pretty soon we will all be complaining that it's "too hot out". (we better not!)
It's great to see so much interest in the clinic series again this year. I am super excited for the upcoming season as I have changed the format of the clinic slightly to provide more instructional practice, video analysis and emphasis on running technique. I have also had fun scouting out NEW workout locations to add to the training schedule.
The 50k group has grown, which is a nice surprise. It's awesome to see more people building confidence and fitness with PACE. The 15k & 25k show strong presence too and I am always so impressed that people make time for these training groups with busy careers, families and well... responsibilities to tend to :) So inspiring.
For anyone fence sitting - there are only 5 spots left up for grabs. We will be welcoming new people to the PACE scene so don't worry if you thought you would be the only one. All walks of life train with PACE and we welcome everyone with open arms. Fun is just up ahead... up on top of that hill, around the bend, down the trail and up again.
See you in March! ~ Coach R
Tough conditions for all groups out training with PACE this morning. We woke up to lots of snow and full winter conditions. The trails were super icy and kudos to the amazing leadership team for their guidance and extra support for all the runners.
High fives to the athletes out braving these conditions and working hard for 1.5 to 4.5hrs depending on the group you were in. Motivation was high and as always, so great to see group motivation at its finest.
Here are some shots from the 4.5hr group that Chris and I lead today. Shout out to Cory... This marked his longest run EVER. #awesome
3 week countdown until the spring trail running clinic with PACE Sports Fitness starts. The weather is starting to warm up. The trails will soon be clear and calling!
Join me and the amazing PACE team for 12 glorious weeks of trail run...ning. Make new friends and have fun while exploring some of Kelowna's nicest off-road areas.
3 different distances to train for. 15k / 25k / 50k
If you are currently running 30-45min 2x's per week you have what it takes to join the 15k training group!
Long runs we split into two groups per distance to provide a comfortable training environment for different fitness levels.
Wednesday - speed & injury-prevention/core/stability/mobility sessions
Sunday LSR - long steady runs
Separate uphill & downhill workshops with video analysis included
2x weekly training & information newsletters will the latest tips on running and health
Time Trials - with aid from Hammer Nutrition
New training locations & workouts
Access to a professional running coach
And more... www.pacesportsfitness.com for full details
Limited Spots. This clinic fills fast. Join with a friend today!
This was the clinic that paved the way for PACE back in 2005. It is one of our most popular clinics and fills up fast.
The 2014 clinic has been enhanced in several ways. Starting by adding 2 additional weeks, allowing for a full 3 months training cycle. Athletes will get more out of their in-training season and a more detailed training plan which will help take their training to a new level.
This clinic continues to build endurance on Sundays and introduces specific coaching tactics by Head Coach, Rene Unser, that have become proven to maker her athletes faster! Time trials, vertical training, combo-training etc... whether you want to race or just enjoy the trails and be super fit, this is the clinic for you!
Our Pre-Season clinic also prepares participants for a NEW trail running race in West Kelowna called Spring Rush 3k, 16k & 25k Trail Race as well as our annual trip down to Winthrop, Washington for Sun Mountain 25k, 50k, 50m. Clinic participants receive a reduced entry fee for the Spring Trail Race.
You don't have to be a seasoned trail runner to participate in a PACE clinic. We get people from all different experience levels and goals. That's why we have options. 15k, 25k & 50k training groups. If you are running 30-40min 2x's per week you're in a perfect place to register for the 15k training group. To learn more on the pre-Requisites for the clinics, please click here or email Rene with any questions you may have.
Registrations have been coming in daily. To reserve your spot & for full details please click here.
Join me this Spring for a NEW clinic on the PACE scene and train for your first 5km trail race (Spring Rush) which will take place in Kelowna on April 27th in Rose Valley Regional Park. This 8 week walk/run clinic is suited for those individuals who are new to running or returning from an injury and need a gradual build back to consistent running.
This is a great way to stay motivated, spend time outdoors, learn some new trails, build confidence, build fitness, train for a race goal, create long-lasting running habits and have fun!
SOME OF THE GOODNESS THAT'S INCLUDED:
1. 1x weekly group run;
2. 8 week learn to run program, complete with 2 other walk/run workouts to follow on subsequent days of the week;
3. 8 week strength training program you can follow at home or in a gym;
4. Weekly information & motivational newsletters;
5. Video analysis;
6. Access to professional running coach, Rene Unser;
7. Motivational group training to keep you accountable;
8. Discount on your race entry into the Spring Rush trail race hosted by PACE.
This clinic will cap at the first 30 registrations. Registration and full details will be posted on the website soon. Check back often!
I love trail running. I also love helping others learn to trail run and I look forward to exposing people within our community to the wonderful world of trail running.
Completion of this learn to trail run clinic is also a great way to move into the 15k training group in the summer trail running clinic. It's a great way to keep you connected to your running goals in 2014.
I hope to see you in March. Together we will make running FUN!
It was an awesome kick off to the January clinic at True Outdoors last night. We learned, we ran, we worked our butts, core and feet and finished with massage.
Thanks to the PACE team for their help and support with the registrations and r...un portion.
Thanks to all you awesome runners out there for choosing to spend your time training with PACE this winter.
We introduced a few new concepts this clinic too and discussed goal setting. Can't wait for Sundays long run. #twosworkout #accountability #relayrun
5:30 - 6:00pm: Registration6:00 - 6:30pm: Welcome & Info Session
6:30 - 7:15pm: Run workout
7:15 - 8:00pm: Injury Prevention & Strength Session
Don’t forget to bring a headlamp, warm layer, massage stick, foam roller (massage tool) and yoga mat or towel. Full details have been emailed to clinic registrants.
Starting to get excited as we are one week away from a fresh start with the PACE clinic series for 2014.
We do more than run in this clinic. Wednesday's speed sessions are followed by injury prevention exercise as we target mobility, stability and strength. We follow the session with some yoga and foam rolling for a complete workout. Sundays target endurance as we start to build our base up for the upcoming season and goals.
Pre-requisites are outlined on our website o...r you can email me if you have any questions.
Start off the year with group motivation, work with a professional running coach and make training fun as you push through the last bit of winter.
Spring will be here before you know it. Starting the spring season well balanced will lead to a stronger season and also reduce injuries.
Every athlete wants a strong, mobile and injury free body for adventures ahead. That's why the January clinic will work on fundamental movements and skills. Athletes will learn valuable exercises that focus on mobility and stability, to help eliminate weak links in the body and prepare a strong body and base heading into spring.
Join us in January for 8 weeks of running and injury-prevention exercises. This clinic also includes a section on foam rolling and basic yoga/stretching for runners.
Feeling unmotivated to run during the winter?? Don't worry - the PACE culture has energy. Sign up and see... we'll keep you moving and having fun. Register today!