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Train 2 Run

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

2016 winter class schedule

Classes begin the week of January 4 and end the week of February 22. Winter classes will be offered as a once or twice a week option for eight consecutive weeks during the following times. Please see below for descriptions of the classes. 

  • Monday 6:00 pm – T2R circuit for beginners (new class)
  • Tuesday 5:30 pm – T2R circuit
  • Wednesday 6:00 pm – T2R: marathon edition  
  • Thursday 6:30 pm – T2R: 5K/10K edition (new class)

Winter class fees
One class – $55 if registered by December 28, $65 if registered December 29 or later
Two classes – $95 if registered by December 28, $110 if registered December 29 or later

Class descriptions
T2R circuit (intermediate level)
This class focuses on strength training using high intensity interval training (HIIT) style workouts. The workouts are fast paced and will increase your heart rate. The main goal of the class is to offer an alternative form of aerobic training that mimics the same cardiovascular training effect experienced with running while also working on getting the body stronger and more resilient to injury. This is an intermediate level class. We recommend all participants have the ability to run or perform cardio exercise for at least 30 minutes without stopping.

T2R circuit for beginners (beginning level)
This class is designed for those who are new to Train 2 Run. Workouts will be structured similarly to the intermediate level circuit. It is recommended that participants work out (strength training or cardio) regularly for at least a month before the start of class. Class will be fast paced, you will get your heart rate up. The intensity of this class will be a slight step down from the intermediate circuit class described above.  

T2R: 5K/10K edition (advanced level)
This is an advanced level class designed to help people to improve their speed at 5K and 10K distance races. The first step many runners take toward getting faster is to incorporate shorter distance speed work into their training. Speed work can be extremely beneficial to running performance, but it also places high demands on the body, leaving runners at increased risk for injury. This class will help prepare runners for the higher strength demands required during speed work. Workouts in this class are designed to mimic the same cardiovascular and neuromuscular training challenges that speed work places on the body. This is a fast paced class that raise your heart rate. It is recommended that you are able to run distances of 5K – 10K without stopping before signing up for this class. 

T2R: marathon edition (intermediate level)
This class is designed for those who are training for marathon and half-marathon distance races. The risk of injury is increased for those who are training to run longer distances. This class will help runners counteract negative effects that higher mileage can have on the body. Workouts will incorporate strength exercises that will help with improving and maintaining mobility, muscle balance and postural strength. Participants will learn about the basics of good running mechanics and how strength training can help with maintaining good running form during longer distance races and training. 

Who can I contact with questions?
Email Kendra Boswell at or call Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center at 417.347.3737 during regular business hours.

Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center
2206 E. 32nd St.
Joplin, MO

Business hours 8 am-6 pm