When it comes to running, many people focus on running to train, rather than training to run. Train 2 Run (T2R), a Freeman Rehabilitation & Sports Center program, is a functional strength-training program that aims to teach experienced runners smarter and more efficient ways to prepare for running. The Train 2 Run program teaches you how to stay healthy and injury-free, so you can run longer and with greater success.
- Reduce injury risk and improve resilience to overuse-related running injuries
- Improve running performance
- Promote a stronger, healthier local community of runners
Who can participate?
All classes are open to the public. Due to the high-intensity nature of the class, we recommend that all participants have the ability to run or perform cardio exercise for at least 30 minutes. If you are new to running or want to learn about healthy ways to start running, we recommend you first try a run/walk program or enroll in an “Anyone Can Run” class to help you build a good fitness base.
When do classes start?
Classes begin the week of January 14, 2013 and end the week of March 18, 2013. All T2R classes meet for 10 consecutive weeks and take place at the Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center.
How is class structured?
Classes usually last 60-70 minutes each session. During the first 10-15 minutes of class, participants work on a movement preparation warm-up and receive workout instructions. Workouts last approximately 45 minutes.
- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday classes
During workouts, participants split into teams—each team will rotate through a cycle of boot camp style strength circuits using a form of aerobic training called high intensity interval training. Workouts will incorporate full body strength training using various types of body weight and free weight exercises. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday classes will not have an outside running component.
- Saturday classes
Workouts focus on core strength exercises and interval running. Participants should come to class prepared to run outside for part of the class (no more than 10-15 minutes at a time).
Who can I contact with questions?
Email Kendra Boswell or call Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center during business hours.
Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center
2206 E. 32nd St.
8am – 6pm Monday-Friday