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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.

Goals:

  • Reduce injury risk and improve resilience to overuse-related running injuries
  • Improve running performance
  • Promote a stronger, healthier local community of runners

2016 spring class schedule

Classes begin the week of April 11 and end the week of May 30. Spring classes will be offered as a once or twice a week option for 8 consecutive weeks during the following times. Please see below for descriptions of the classes. 

  • Monday 6:30 pm – T2R 5k/10k edition (intermediate level) SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday 5:30 pm – T2R circuit (intermediate level)
  • Wednesday* 6:00 pm – T2R 5k/10k (advanced level) SOLD OUT

*Due to spring physicals provided at our clinic to local student athletes, we will need to move one Wednesday class to Thursday. This means we will have class Thursday, May 12, instead of Wednesday, May 11.

Spring class fees

One class – $55
Two classes – $95

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 (intermediate level)
This is an intermediate level class designed to help those who want to improve their speed at 5k/10k distance races. The first step many runners take towards getting faster is to incorporate shorter distance speed work into their training. Speed work can be extremely beneficial to running performance but places very 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 will increase your heart rate. It is recommended that all participants have the ability to run or perform cardio exercise for at least 30 minutes without stopping. This class will be challenging but will be a slight step down in intensity from the advanced 5k/10k class.

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 krboswell@freemanhealth.com 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
417.347.3737

Business hours 8 am-6 pm
Monday-Friday