Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab is presenting two clinics to help attendees prepare for the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs, taking place July 16, 2016. The 55K, 50M and 100M races will will be run on single-track trails and dirt roads within Spooner State Park and on the Tahoe Rim Trail located within the state park and on National Forest land all at or above 8,000 feet of elevation.
The first Silver Sage clinic will be held at the South Valleys Regional Sports Complex (15650 Wedge Parkway) on May 9, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Clinic attendees will hear from Julie Young, head coach and director of Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab and pro XTERRA/mountain biker Suzie Snyder (a Silver Sage-sponsored athlete), who will focus on training principles and injury prevention exercises to teach runners how to prepare for an ultra-distance race in the 10 weeks before the event. Overuse injuries are extremely common among runners so participants should come prepared to move and practice specific exercises and running mechanics drills in order to strengthen their bodies and avoid injuries before it is too late. Attendees are asked to bring their yoga mats and mini-bands with them to the first clinic.
The second clinic will be held June 6, with the location dependent on weather. Participants will learn how to effectively taper their training in the final five weeks before the event and discuss race strategy and logistical concerns for event day. Attendees should come prepared to run.
A suggested donation of $15 is highly encouraged. It will benefit Bike Like A Girl, a local non-profit group empowering adolescent girls through cycling.