|This otter disaproves of any and all excuses for missing track night.|
Or perhaps they'll give the interval workout a try. As always, our more advanced runners will be doing 2-3 miles of quality running. While this might seem intimidating to a new runner, Team EARC firmly believes that EVERYONE can benefit from track workouts. In addition to improving your times, track workouts give variation to your running routine, and they help to develop a more efficient stride.
Find out more at the "Beginner's Guide" for track workouts at Runners World.
And if you're looking for your next race, here are two more to consider.
- Second Annual Forest Hills Alumni Association 5K Walk/Run, Saturday, August 31, 2013
- Rock’n The Knob Trail Challenge, 5 mile and 30k. September 14, 2013. Registration is online at Active.com.
A description from the website reads...
The race will offer two challenging courses: a 5 mile for the beginner trail runner and a 30K for the more experienced. This diversity will draw racers from many surrounding areas. Last years race, runners from 6 states and every section of PA signed up for this event!
Runners will start from the Clubhouse at the Blue Knob All Seasons Resort. Racers will then conquer the ski slopes, enjoying beautiful vistas along the route. The 30K racers will then split from the 5 mile route, linking with the Lost Turkey Trail to begin their assault on the State Park side of the mountain. The 30K runners zigzag up and down the mountain accumulating over 9,700 ft. of elevation change! This race will be the most challenging in the area, putting even the most hardened trail runner to the test.
30k Racers will start at 8:30am and the 5-mile race will start at 9:30am.
One tip if you're planning to run this one... put away your watches. This isn't the sort of race where you worry about time or mile splits. Just go out and have fun instead!