Winter Warriors Running Group
This program is a fun way to meet new people and get your running in during the cold winter months. All abilities and paces are welcome! You'll also have the opportunity to earn points based on attendance and donations to the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. At the end of the program, runners with enough points will win a Winter Warriors gift, and it's FREE to participate! Winter Warriors starts every year after Thanksgiving and runs through to daylight savings in March.
All runs will meet at the store located at 4 Coliseum Ave #5, Nashua, NH. We will have water, a bathroom, and a secure place for your keys/personal items at the store while you're on your run.
At some runs we may even have guest speakers or vendors with shoes to try out!
There are 2 ways you can earn points:
1) Attendance - show up to run and earn 1 point, earn 2 points if it's snowing!
2) Make a donation - donate an item for the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter and earn 1 point. Check out the the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter site for acceptable items to donate.
If you earn 20 points you'll receive a Winter Warrior gift, and if you run 100 miles you'll receive a special prize!
Winter Warriors 2023/24
Thursday, January 4th -
Join us as we learn more about nutrition from our guest Courtney Costello, RDN, LDN. We'll learn about how nutrition impacts our running and follow it up with a Q&A. This will take place at 7:00 pm when you get back from your run here at the store. Learn more about Courtney and New England Nutrition Advisors here.
Thursday, January 18th -
Join us as we assess our risks for running injuries with Physical Therapist Roxanne Meldrum from PT Health Academy in Amherst. She'll also teach us how to decide which pains to "run through", which deserve our attention, and how best to use the internet to self manage injury successfully. This will take place at 7:00 pm when you get back from your run here at the store.
Thursday, February 1st -
At 6:00pm Brooks will be bringing some shoes for you all to take out on a test run! Make sure to get here early if you're interested in trying out the Ghost Max or the all new Glycerin 21. The Ghost Max is a high stack trainer built to take on all your miles and then some. This new model includes DNA Loft v2 and GlideRoll Rocker to promote a smooth transition from heel to toe, making it just as comfortable to wear around town as it is on your run. The Glycerin 21 offers supreme softness with Nitrogen Injected DNA Loft v3, this shoe will provide a plush feel underfoot with a warp knit upper that's going to be breathable, flexible, and soft.
At 7:00pm Jess Ekberg will be presenting on the impact of pelvic health on your running performance and potential for injury. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form a supportive sling at the bottom of the pelvis. These muscles help us stabilize the core and breathe properly so we can maintain an upright posture, this is critical for running efficiency as well as mitigating injuries. Join us to learn more about how to identify when things might not be working properly and what to do about it.
Thursday, February 15th -
When you get back from the run at 7:00 we'll learn more about strength training for runners from Ben Massa, CSCS. We'll cover what it should consist of, who should do it (spoiler alert, it's all of us), and how often. Strength training is something that can reduce risk of injury, improve running economy (run more efficiently), and increase resiliency so that our body can handle more miles. While strength training can vary a lot, it doesn't have to be complicated. We'll learn about the basics that can serve as a solid foundation for all ability levels.
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