The Little Things . . .

a Going the Distance newsletter

Late May 2020 || issue #92
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Summer Programs Begin June 22

Due to coronavirus restrictions, this year's program is a bit different. The programs will be via email and Zoom meetings until athletic fields are available with guidelines set by the state and local community.

On June 22 we begin our 12th consecutive summer of conditioning programs for cross-country and all-sports scholastic athletes.

Here's how it will work.

► The 8-week programs begin on June 22 and end on August 16
► Athletes receive via email a week-by-week sports-specific, comprehensive outline of progressive conditioning work.
► At the beginning of each week, Coach Braz holds a Zoom meeting with all athletes to review the week's outline of conditioning and discuss key focus points for each day.
► In mid-week, Coach Braz holds a 2nd group Zoom meeting to assess progress for the week.
► Coach Braz will be available for individual "office hours" consultation via Zoom as time permits with athletes and parents.
► All registered athletes will receive a special Summer of 2020 t-shirt. The GTD summer programs have always offered a shirt, but never with a date. This is a special summer, with a special shirt.
► The program will be held onsite if and when athletic fields are available with guidelines set by the state and local community.

Registration Deadline

To begin your program on June 22, we need your completed registration by June 15.

XC Program

If you plan to run xc in the fall, you should register for the XC program.
Details about the program are at this link. Fee -- $200.

XC Registration Form

All-Sports Program

If you plan to play soccer, field hockey, football, participate in track (but not xc), or any other sport, you should register for the All-Sports program.
Details at this link. Fee -- $170.

All-Sports Registration Form


Spring Program Ends

This is the final week of the GTD spring conditioning program for scholastic athletes. The 9-week program began on March 30 and provided individualized email-based conditioning guidelines and workouts to help athletes stay in shape as school sports programs were cancelled.

Soon after the program began, Coach Braz was interviewed by The Salem News.

"I wanted to do something to help in these challenging times. The coronavirus has shut down virturally all scholastic athletic programs at every level My outreach isn't to replace anything from anyone's individual coach or program. I just want to be able to assist anybody who needs it with preparing for what we hope is the upcoming season."

The program drew a large number of athletes, from middle school to college level. Due to the wide range of athletes and sports, Coach Braz broke the athletes into 7 different groups, each with its own weekly program. Over the 9 weeks, Coach Braz created 63 separate programs.

The GTD spring conditioning program was provided free to all athletes.


Personal Coaching

Coach Braz provides personal coaching for runners at all levels who want to improve their performance or want a guided maintenance program.

Registration Form

The program is designed for runners who have a specific racing goal, or a series of races to prepare for, or want to build or maintain their running fitness.

Program details
Sign-up Steps


Previous Issues of The Little Things

Please go to this link for previous issues of The Little Things.


Going the Distance is a coaching service for runners at all levels.
If you know someone who might benefit from the Going the Distance program,
tell them about us, and forward The Little Things to them.
Visit our website -- Going the Distance
Head Coach -- Fernando Braz
Webmaster and Director -- Dave Smith
For more information, contact Dave at dave@goingthedistancefb.com

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