The 2012 BolderBoulder 10k is officially 11 weeks away and even though this spring like weather is taunting us to get outside and run, sometimes you need more to motivate you and to keep you on track for your goals. Whether its to run a 10k for your first time or to meet a specific time goal joining a running group makes the training easier to do, with more fun, and you meet great people who become comrades and friends through the weeks of training.
I was never a runner. Every so often I would try to start running but would always give up after a few weeks. When I joined Bold Running I was amazed at the difference in my workouts and even more in how I felt about running. It’s hard, but now it’s also fun. Since I joined I have been running more often and further distances than I ever thought possible. The coaches are great and provide individual feedback no matter how beginner or advanced you are. The fellow runners provide an amazing base of morale support and friendship. – Testimonial from BoldRunning
Here are a few local groups to choose from who are training for the Bolder Boulder this year.
The official club of the Boulder Running Company and the World Renown Bolder Boulder 10k
BoldRunning puts the fun and simplicity back to running. In an area filled with overcomplicated training methods and coaches that lack personal running experience and the relevant educational background, BOLDRunning is proving that with streamlined training ideas, team support, and a relaxed environment, that any runner can succeed.
Locations: They offer training groups in Boulder and Denver
Program Begins: Spring Training kicks off Saturday March 1oth in a unique and exciting new event!
Find them: Bold-Running.com | Facebook
Rally Sport Runners
Led by Boulder’s Melody Fairchild!
Join the inaugural Rally Runners Bolder Boulder Team and be a part of creating a new wave of distance running LOVE in Boulder! Receive guidance Sunday-Saturday for a 12-Week Training program that will increase your fitness in a fun, supportive and structured environment. “TRAIN, DON’T STRAIN” using a program tailored to your current fitness level.
Program Begins: March 5th but spots still available
Cost: $299.00 members, $349.00 Non members
Find them: http://www.rallysportboulder.com/content/special-programs/running-club.php
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Rally Sunday Trail Runs and Melody’s Treadmill/Interval Running Workouts 3X/week compliment the program. As the temperature rises we will turn Treadmill Classes into Interval sessions outside on Goose Creek Path.
Running Interval Workouts, led by Melody
• Tuesday 5:00 pm
• Wednesday 7:15 am
Strength/Flexibility Workouts, led by Melody
• Monday, 7:15 am
• Thursday 5:00 pm
Running Education Seminars
March Seminar: Impossible Is Nothing:’ Goal Setting for Bolder Boulder and Beyond.
April Seminar: Keeping Motivation Alive: Tails from the trail to keep your heart & head in it.
May Seminar: What do I eat before my workout or race? Nutrition for distance runners, includes Q & A[/toggle]
FastForward Sports was founded in 2005 by Scott Fliegelman in order to provide a one-of-a-kind group training experience for running, triathlon, fitness and fun! Aspiring and perspiring athletes of all levels are welcomed in a non-intimidating and professional environment. Small pace groups are formed with others of similar ability, led by a FastForward Sports Coach who is hand-picked and specifically trained to work most effectively with each level of athlete.
Other groups training specifically for the Bolder Boulder are Hudson Training Systems/Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, The Boulder Track Club, The Running Republic, the Boulder Striders. If you are a Master’s Woman and looking for the support of your peers, check out the recently formed Real Women Real Fast group.
Not interested in joining a formalized group but would still like to train with others? Check out the local Meetup groups which meet weekly and rUNIFY Boulder which encourages all runners, no matter which group they run/train with, which meets on the first Sunday of each month with a different route options.
If you aren’t training with a group this year, how will you train and what keeps you motivated through the spring?