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Come join us for a Sunday morning run along the Bay Trail! We have folks who run 3 miles, and some who run 12+ miles. Our regular group size is 15-20 runners and everyone generally finds someone to run with. ROUTE We will run 1/2 mi from Starbucks to connect to Stevens Creek Trail, then connect to the Sunnyvale Bay Trail towards our summer Thursday run location. It is an out and back route. Some portions are paved and the rest is compacted gravel. There is a bathroom @ start (inside Starbucks) and water & bathroom @ mile 5.5 @ Waste Water Treatment Plant. Default Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/7465904 this is up to 16 miles, but you can easily turn around and shorten the route, since it's an out and back. If you want to run more, you can keep going south on Stevens Creek Trail on your way back, and add another 6.6 miles. Please be aware of the ongoing Covid situation. To note: - we'll organize the workout to ensure social distancing, etc. - please do not join if you feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms - join at your own risk - please bring a mask for use as appropriate - please bring your own water. We recommend to avoid using the water fountains for the time being - local regulations require us to collect contact info in order to provide it to authorities for contact tracing if necessary. You can either provide it when you RSVP or provide it at the meet up. You will not be allowed to join the group if you don't provide it. We will use the info only to comply with the regulations and not for any other purpose.
MVARC once again will host our monthly easy run (@9 AM), perfect for beginners and slower runners, followed by book discussion (@10 AM). The book for August is the novel Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Goodreads describes Six of Crows: "Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone..." Speaking of books, we meet BEHIND the Mountain View Library at 9AM. We will run down Church St, Mercy Street and to the Stevens Creek Trail, follow it for a mile or so to Central and then loop back to Castro / Bryant Street. Total distance is 3.1 miles at an easy pace. There are opportunities nearby in Mountain View after the run to get coffee, tea and food. At 10, we congregate chat about the book at the picnic tables in Pioneer Memorial Park, midway between Wells Fargo and the library. Look for us there, if you are not interested in doing the run. In case of pandemic restrictions, the book club will still happen on Zoom @10AM. You can join us just for the run, just for the book discussion, or both. You needn't read the book to join in either, but it does make it more interesting.
Let's run track! Crittenden Middle School has a beautiful new track with good floodlights so we can run there year round. The workout will be: - warmup - tbd - cooldown Please be aware of the ongoing Covid situation. To note: - we'll organize the workout to ensure social distancing, etc. - please do not join if you feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms - join at your own risk - please bring a mask for use as appropriate - please bring your own water. We recommend to avoid using the water fountains at the track for the time being - local regulations require us to collect contact info in order to provide it to authorities for contact tracing if necessary. You can either provide it when you RSVP or provide it at the meet up. You will not be allowed to join the group if you don't provide it. We will use the info only to comply with the regulations and not for any other purpose.
PLEASE NOTE: THE WORKOUT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY AUGUST 20. THANKS!! ============================================= Do you get any of the following during or post run: 1) Sore knees (especially downhill) 2) Fussy low back 3) Tight hip flexors 4) IT (IT'S TENDER!!!!) Band issues If so, then its time to ditch the v-ups, crunches, bicycle kicks, etc and get off the floor to work your core. You run on one leg at a time (or else you'd be hopping), workout accordingly. Strengthening your core and glutes are the foundation for speed and efficiency running, not too mention reducing your chances of an injury. Unfortunately, for most runners it’s one of your weakest links. Think of it this way – you can only drive the amount of power/strength/speed into your runs that your joint stability allows; picture trying to shoot a cannon out of canoe. Led by endurance athlete strength training expert, Al Painter, BA, NASM-CPT, PES, CES, TRX, Stick Mobility, this single leg glute-specific workout will help you work toward building a stronger single leg foundation from the ground up. Al will share 19 years of award-winning training experience to show you a proven approach to training the glutes and core to help you enjoy your runs that much more! Click the link to get the Zoom login info: https://zoom.us/j/94272175929?pwd=TmVVbnoyT2w5NUZ0empFQzhad0JTZz09 Wear comfy clothes and come ready to move!