The Little Things . . . a Going the Distance newsletter May 2015 || issue #32 Share on Facebook Youth Speed & Conditioning at Andover HS Starts Ju


The Little Things . . .

a Going the Distance newsletter

May 2015 || issue #32
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Youth Speed & Conditioning at Andover HS Starts June 8

Sign-up is still available for GTD's Youth Speed & Conditioning program at Andover HS this summer.

The program runs for 10 Monday evenings, beginning June 8. Start time is 6pm, with athletes gathering 10 to 15 minutes before the start.

When and Where

Monday evenings, 6pm -- 7:15pm
June 8, 15, 22, 29 || July 7, 13, 20, 27 || August 3, 10

Location -- Andover High School Track, Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA
Directions -- From route 133 in Andover, turn onto Shawsheen Road, which becomes Red Spring Road. The parking lot for the track is on your right. If you're using a GPS, your destination is 90 Red Spring Road, Andover.

More information -- go here
For the registration form -- go here
Questions? send us an email


Boston Marathon Reports

it was a tough winter to train for Boston, and a tough day to run it.
How did runners training in Fernando's program do?
Read reports by Karen Durante, Michele Gorham, Kathleen Michaud, Dawn Mickee, Denise Young, Sharon Yu, and Carol Blanchard,

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Cross-Country Registration Open

Join the most focused cross-country summer program in New England: 8 weeks (56 training days) June 22 — August 16. If you are running xc in the fall, this program is for you.

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GTD’s 8-week comprehensive program is for middle school, high school, and collegiate student-athletes who are training for the fall cross-country season.

The program includes training guidelines for 56 days. The first 14 days are off-site, and the next 42 days of daily training include 18 onsite sessions.

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Onsite session disciplines include core, circuits, base building, plyometrics, resistance training, threshold work, technique and form, concentration, focus, and racing strategies.

To register, go the GTD Cross-Country site.
Please note: Register by June 13 to receive the 2-week off-site prep guideline. The goal of the prep guideline is to build muscle and aerobic-cardio conditioning.
Questions? Contact us.

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North Shore All-Sports Speed & Conditioning Programs: Registration Open

The GTD All-Sports Conditioning
Program prepares athletes for the fall competitive season.

The North Shore Program meets for 5 weeks on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings beginning July 13.
More information and to register -- North Shore Program


Previous Issues of The Little Things

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


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Visit our website -- Going the Distance
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Assistant Coach -- Annie Starrett
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For more information, contact Dave at