Train UP for a 5-10km Event
This 10 week online training program for a 5km or 10 km Walk/Run Event includes detailed weekly training plans and loads of tips. The course was developed by Trish Hunt, an experienced Vancouver Sun Run 10 km training clinic instructor.
Prerequisite: Urban Poling Instructor Certification or ACTIVATOR CourseRegister Now
Excerpt from the Training Program for a 5-10km Walking Event course:
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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