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Week 1 - OCMM Restart Training - 3 / 6 Miles

  • Sat, June 13, 2020
  • 12:00 AM
  • Sun, June 14, 2020
  • 11:59 PM
  • ANYWHERE......

Week 1 - OCMM Restart Training - 3 / 6 Miles

Where: Anywhere / Anytime

Let's try this again!!! The world has changed since our last training run and the postponement of the OKC Memorial Marathon. While we are excited to start training again, we are still in the midst of a pandemic and always want to put the health and safety of our runners first. We plan to have a phased approach resuming our training runs and  ask that everyone please read the attached which sets forth our current expectations of participants in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  COVID-19 Attachment

We will be kicking off our first couple of training runs as Virtual Runs. Our training plan starts with a 3 mile long run for those training for the half and 6 miles for those training for the marathon. We have become all to familiar with Virtual Runs recently but run your miles this weekend at the time and place of your choosing. After your run, we encourage you to stay connected with your fellow Landrunners by sharing pictures from your run and/or mileage data on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Strava) using #Landrunners.

Since you will be running on your own, there will NOT be any water stops and some of the water fountains along the trails have not been turned on due to the pandemic. So make sure you have your own running hydration system with you such as a hand-held water bottle, waist belt, or hydration vest/pack as it is forecasted to be quite warm.

Some areas you might see other runners -

  • Lake Hefner
  • River Trails
  • Katy Trail
  • Lake Overholser
  • Draper Lake
  • Arcadia Trails
  • Mitch Park
  • or run in your neighborhood (especially if it provides some shade).

Running Etiquette - Please be aware that the trails have been extremely busy lately with even more runners, walkers and cyclists using them. Remember that we are sharing the road and the trails with others. We want them to be courteous to us, so we, in turn need to be courteous and respectful and not "hog" the road or the trails. In this time of physical distancing, we need to practice good Running Etiquette and give everyone their space. Please refresh yourself on Running Etiquette summarized in this attachment. Running Etiquette


Training in the Summer - Training though the summer months will present new challenges with the heat and humidity. Staying hydrated will be critical. Find a water bottle or hydration belt or vest that you are comfortable running with as we will not have water stops initially. Make sure you stay hydrated throughout the week. Every runner is different in how much they sweat and their hydration needs. As Dr. Tom states in his article in the July 2016 newsletter, you have to "Replace what you lost yesterday before you run today."  There is also a good article in this edition about the effects of heat and humidity on your running pace.

              July 2016 Landrunner newsletter

Waiver - The Landrunners cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during a group training run and will not be responsible for any potential exposure. By attending a Landrunner training run, you acknowledge and agree that you assume the inherent risks associated with attendance.

Post-Run Meeting - Monday June 15 @ Bluff Creek 6 - 8 PM. The Landrunners will be set up to answer questions about the Club, marathon training and maybe have merchandise for sale.

As always training is FREE and open to all walkers and runners. You do not need to be a member to attend. 

 


 
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