Each session is 4 weeks of each month in duration. If you happen to find us in the middle of the month, give us a call, we may be able to let you join in mid-session. We meet Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. and Sat. 7:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Each run is a little different. We may do hill training one day, a slow tempo run on another, or play The Amazing Race on another. Running Boot Camp is FUN!
What is Running Boot Camp?
Running Boot Camp is an outdoor running program for co-ed groups offering world-class running instruction & motivational techniques. This program is packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness and running goals quickly! No matter what your age, size or fitness level, you can achieve great results. The only requirement is that you must be able to run 1-mile without stopping to walk. The speed of the mile doesn’t matter. We will run on Tuesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings. Running Boot Camp will run concurrently with the monthly calender (start the first Tue of each month and end the last Sat of each month). The goal here is to learn how to run more efficiently, increase your speed and have fun doing it!
To see a list of Running Locations and view samples of Running Boot Camp workouts, see the bottom of this page.
Why Running Boot Camp?
What you can expect to find in your Running Boot Camp:
6 Different Running Terrains/Locations:
We run/train on different types of terrain to promote muscular joint support.
Assessments are designed to establish a baseline of your timed mile run and track improvements! We will test your mile run the first and last week of your session. It doesn’t matter where you start - the key here is progress! If you come to all of your scheduled classes and commit to your goals you will show significant progress in just one complete session! Most participants take anywhere from 30 seconds to even 2 minutes off their time.
What You Will Need:
Cost: 2 workouts a week for 8 Weeks
Be the runner you have always wanted to be!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What if I'm not a very fast runner?
Q. What happens if half way through the running session I become injured, will I get a refund?
Running Boot Camp Locations
KIPPER MEASE SPORTS COMPLEX: 10700 Red Bluff Blvd, Pasadena
BAY AREA PARK: 7500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena
HOLLY BAY PARK: 7102 Crenshaw, Pasadena
STRAWBERRY PARK: 1104 Parkside Dr, Pasadena (NEW LOCATION)
BURKE CRENSHAW PARK: 4950 Burke Rd, Pasadena (NEW LOCATION)
BATTLEGROUND MONUMENT: One Monument Circle, La Porte
REX MEADOR PARK: 2100 Meyer Road, Seabrook
BAYBROOK PARK: 4221 Todville Road, Seabrook
TEXAS AVENUE PARK: 17100 Texas Ave, Webster
CHALLENGER 7 MEMORIAL PARK: FM 528 & W Nasa Rd, Webster (NEW LOCATION)
TOM BASS REGIONAL PARK III: 15108 Cullen Blvd, Houston/Pearland (NEW LOCATION)
MEMORIAL PARK: Lieberman Exer-Trail, Houston
Sample of a Running Boot Camp Workout
Running Schedule Weeks 1-2
Tues: Introductions, various drills, Timed Mile, followed by more drills and light run
Sat: Fun Run
Tues: Various drills. (More focus on technique and breathing)
Sat: Various drills. Trail Run (approx 2.5 miles)
Running Schedule Weeks 3-4
Tues: Fun Run and Focused Stretching… BRING A MAT!!
Sat: Timed 2-mile run followed by Relay Run and Various Drills (Exercises to follow include Lunges, squats, skaters, etc.)
Tues: Run gravel trail out and back (approx 3 miles total) followed by various drills.
Sat: Endurance Run (slow tempo run out, fast return) 2 miles out and back (4 miles)