Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Track Night and C25K Begins!

Just a reminder that tonight (Wednesday, May 27), we will be kicking off our Beginning Runners group at 6:15 PM at the Central Cambria High School track! Unlike previous years, to register, just stop by Up-N-Running Ebensburg (208 W. High Street). If you can't make it before tonight, come out to the track anyway, and complete the registration another time.

In addition to our new runners, we hope that our veteran EARCites will be on hand for a workout this evening. This group generally does between 2-3 miles of quality. So an EARC favorite is something like 8-12 x 300s, with a 100m recovery jog.

If you think that speed work is only for the hardcore few, you're wrong. Anyone who runs regularly (at least 3 times per week, 3 miles or more) can benefit by doing workouts. They break up your routine, improve your stride efficiency, and help improve race performances. So if you've never tried a track workout, now is your chance.

One last note... our rain policy. If there is thunder and lightening, consider track night canceled. Otherwise, running in the rain is one of the joys of the sport. So we'll be out there.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Beginning Running Group 2015!!!

Our Beginning Running Group is back for 2015!

As always, this group is ideally suited for brand new runners, recreational joggers (people who can complete 1-2 miles), and people looking to get back into shape.

We are excited to have two new faces taking the lead: Kevin and Julie Doyle. Well, I guess they aren't technically "new." Kevin and Julie are founding members of EARC and owners of Up-N-Running Ebensburg. So you've seen them around at races and on the roads.

They will be following the same format used with our previous groups, starting with the "Couch-to-5k" training program. And our "graduation race" is still the Ebensburg Homecoming 5k on July 25.

So below are further details. Please feel free to share far and wide!


WHAT: Training group to prepare beginning runners to complete a 5k (3.1 mile) race

WHEN: Wednesday Evenings at 6:15PM, May 27-July 22

WHERE: Central Cambria High School Track 

REGISTRATION:  Please register before the first session at Up-N-Running Ebensburg (208 W. High Street). The cost is $20.00 (Cash or check payable to Ebensburg Area Running Club). This covers the weekly training sessions, an EARC/UNR shirt and entry into the Ebensburg Homecoming 5k on July 25, 2015. Runners under age 18 must be accompanied on all runs by an adult. All Participants are responsible for their own safety.

HELPFUL HINTS: Wear running shoes and comfortable attire. If you aren't sure if you have the right shoes, just ask at Up-N-Running when you register. After doing a gait analysis, you will be provided with many options to try. Be sure to bring your own water bottle. It's important to stay properly hydrated and to drink water to replace what you lose when exercising.

CONTACT INFORMATION Julie and Kevin Doyle (814) 472-2200