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September 30, 2013: Strength Training Classes
Snap Fitness Duluth
Strength Training Classes
Strength training is a vital component to training for endurance athletes yet is the easiest to omit from a packed training schedule. To take the guess work out and to maximize the time spent in the gym, join the strength training program specific to runners.
The program will be a progressive 8 weeks allowing for a range of skill levels. Though it would be easy to assume most of the time would be spent building leg strength, the workouts will be full body with a concentration on core/low body. A variety of modalities will be used; TRX, plyometrics, kettlebells and body weight to name a few. Remember, strength exercises are important to create good running form, avoid injury, and become a more balanced runner.
Classes start October 16th at 5:30pm at the Duluth Snap Fitness (4425 E Superior Street) and will be limited to 12 participants. Cost is $65.
Any questions or to sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-260-6814.
September 27, 2013: Cross Training 101 Class
Tortoise and Hare
Cross Training 101 Class at Tortoise and Hare
Cross Training 101 is the perfect introduction to a variety of activities that will help you become more fit and reduce your risk of injuries. Throughout the class exercises will combine cardio, strength training, agility, and flexibility. You will work with an experienced, patient, and certified coach who has taught and coached tennis, Nordic skiing, running, paddling, and more to preschool through the elderly for over two decades.
You Will Learn How To:
- Pole run/hike various trails in the Twin Ports area.
- Do dryland training for winter sports such as Nordic skiing (Beginners and slow skiers only. No one is ever left behind!)
- Safely do plyometrics, core, pilates, stretching, Theraband, and ball exercises.
- Bike, Nordic ski, Paddle, play tennis, ice skate, inline skate, and more!
- Dress properly for outdoor activities.
Class sessions run from October 24th to December 19th. All participants receive a hat or sweatband and discounts at Tortoise and Hare. See the link below for more information.
August 9, 2013: Tour de Feet Opener
Events Director, North Shore Striders
Striders Host Tour de Feet Opener, Hartmark and Lahti Winners
On Wednesday evening Eric Hartmark (Club Run & Fun, St. Paul) and Anna Lahti (Northwoods MN/WI, Duluth) took top honors in the kick-off event / stage one of the Tour de Feet series. Hartmark covered the 5k route in 15:39 and Lahti in 21:00. The North Shore Striders' Tour de Feet is a four-event, total-time 5k series intended to showcase some of the Northland's multi-use running and walking trails. The goal of the TDF is to provide a fun, low-cost ($5 or less), non-intimidating opportunity for runners to compete. All ages and abilities are welcome. Events are hosted by the North Shore Striders' running club and are sanctioned by USA Track and Field (USATF). Hartmark and Lahti both compete regionally in USATF team events for their respective clubs (Run & Fun and Northwoods). Remaining TDF events are: Skyline 5k, Duluth (8/14); Millennium Trail 5k, Superior (8/21); Munger Trail 5k, Duluth (8/28). Participants can register at each event's starting location between 5:00 and 6:00pm. Additional event information, details, and results can be found at: thenorthshorestriders.com.
July 23, 2013: Tour de Feet
Events Director, North Shore Striders
The North Shore Striders TOUR DE FEET 2013
The Tour de Feet (TDF) is a four-event fun-run series being held in the Twin Ports intended to showcase the area’s regional running and walking paths, while providing low-cost, non-intimidating events for runners of all abilities. All routes will be approximately 5k in distance in an out-and-back format. Each event will begin promptly at 6pm for four consecutive Wednesdays in August (8/7, 8/14, 8/21, & 8/28).
Participants will receive a record of their time at each event (stage) and be scored in a total time format, or General Classification (GC) time over four events/stages. The lowest total time over four events will be the TDF champion (male & female). If a participant misses an event a place holder time will be given. The placeholder time will be greater than that of the last participant at any given event. The TDF will have both stage winners and a tour champion.
The TDF is organized by the North Shore Striders running club and is sanctioned by USA Track & Field (USATF). The cost to participate is $3 per event for North Shore Striders members and $5 per event for non-members.
Individuals can pre-register for individual races or the series on the North Shore Striders website (www.thenorthshorestriders.com) or on the day of the event at the start line from 5-6pm.
The 2013 TDF events locations and descriptions:
August 7, 2013: Osaugie Trail, Superior, WI. The event starts at the Loon’s Foot Landing (US 2/53 and 30th Avenue East) and proceeds north towards Barker’s Island for 1.55 miles on the Osaugie Trail to the turnaround point and returns to the start area.
August 14, 2013: Skyline East, Duluth, MN. The event starts on Skyline Parkway just east of Glenwood Street. The route will proceed east on Skyline Parkway for 1.55 miles to the turnaround point with a return to the start area.
August 21, 2013: Millennium Trail, Superior, WI. The event starts off Albany Avenue on the Millennium Trail and proceeds down the trail to the Billings Drive and Millennium Trail intersection approximately 1.55 miles from the start, and will return back to the finish line. Directions: Turn off of 28th Street in Billings Park in Superior at the Superior Municipal Forest ski trail parking lot.
August 28, 2013: Munger Trail, Duluth, MN. The event starts on the Willard Munger Trail just past the bridge that crosses Grand Avenue Place. The race proceeds southwest on the paved Munger Trail for 1.55 miles, where participants will turn around and return to the start. Directions: Turn off of Grand Avenue when you see the Superior National Forest (SNF) sign and building (8901 Grand Avenue Place). Proceed to the second bridge a few blocks past the SNF building. Ample parking is available on thestreet. Look for pink ribbons and signs that will direct you through a short section of trail to the Munger Trail.
Maps to events are posted on the North Shore Strides website: www.thenorthshorestriders.com
June 20, 2013: Get Out the Kinks Fun Run
North Shore Striders
Director of Events Development
Get Out the Kinks Fun Run
Finishing a 5k, half marathon, or marathon is a triumphant experience. Along with the triumph, however, comes a few aches and pains from challenging your body to the fullest. The North Shore Striders (NSS) invite you to begin your post-race recovery by joining them for the second annual Get The Kinks Out Fun Run on Sunday, June 23 at 9 a.m. in the Fitger’s Inn Courtyard (600 E. Superior Street). It is free and open to all whether you participate in a Grandma’s Marathon race or not. The event will be hosted by world-famous distance runner Doug Kurtis.
You are cordially invited to attend the North Shore Striders "social" to share your Saturday stories, move those aching bodies, and enjoy a few refreshments. One of our goals as a club is to bring folks together and build a stronger running community while having some fun too. Membership isn't a prerequisite for that to happen. We may be able to share a little information about another running series that is in the works and events that the Striders are working on for the community.
Come join us!