Speedwork Clinic

What is the Peak Centre Speedwork Program?

The Peak Centre Speedwork Clinic is an innovative new program designed to make you a faster runner – period. Our program brings together our state-of-the-art assessment services with coached track workouts to ensure we understand your limiting factors and you are training correctly in order to improve. Over the past couple of years we have noticed some trends in the results of runners through our lab – as a group runners and triathetes in Vancouver either aren’t doing enough intensity or aren’t doing the right type of intensity work and it is having a negative effect on results. Track sessions are hard sessions and they create a lot of fatigue that affect the other workouts in your training week. The more precise you are with how speed work is done, the better the results you will get.

How is this Program Different from Typical Running Clinics?

Typical running clinics are forced to estimate target paces by goal finish times and perceived exertion. Because there is no system to asses each athlete’s strength and weaknesses, training is spread across all of the zones to ensure that each athlete spends at least some of their time focused on their limiting factor. In our program the initial assessment allows us to determine the limiting factor and precise training splits for each athlete in the program. Our intervals are time based so that each athlete can train the correct speed or pace that is critical for them to make the desired improvements. Our speedwork program is focused specifically on lactate threshold and speed at VO2max work because those are the areas that endurance athletes need to develop to improve speed and endurance.

Key info:

  • Schedule: Starts May 24th (20 Weeks) 
  • When: Wednesday nights 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Eric Hamber Track, Oak & 33rd
  • Cost: $230 (+tax)
  • lactate zone check at the beginning of the program included in the price (regular cost $145 + taxes each)
  • Individual training zones expressed in heart rate, speeds and paces
  • performance monitoring at the beginning, middle and end of the program
  • 20 weeks of coached workouts focusing on Zone 3 and Zone 5

Session Features:

  • Individual training zones expressed in heart rate, speeds and paces
  • performance monitoring at the beginning, middle and end of the program
  • 8 or 16 weeks of coached workouts focusing on Zone 3 and Zone 5

Schedule:

Registration
There are a limited number of spaces so register early. You can register by calling the Peak Centre at 604-299-7959.

Cost
Fall: $150 + taxes
Summer/ Winter: $230 + taxes

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