Gilbert’s Gazelles Training

Below you will find general information about our training group. Once you become a member, more detail will be provided.

We hope you decide to join our amazing community of runners!


Member Training Includes:

  • Two weekday workouts—Workouts vary between hills, intervals, tempo/pace runs and strength-focused sessions, all typically lasting 60-70 minutes.

  • Saturday Long Run—Fully supported long runs start from Gazelles HQ every Saturday.

  • Core Class—three instructor-led core classes throughout the week (optional)

  • Yoga—Sunday mornings (optional)


2018 fall/Winter Workout times

There are several workouts during the week you may attend. Choose either M/W or T/TH and then add the Saturday long run. You may attend any times that work for your schedule.

M/W  5:30am* or 7:00am
T/TH  5:30am**, 7:00am, 8:15am or 5:30pm

SAT  5:45am

*Downtown or North Austin (Far West)
** Advanced Runners

Youth Gazelles
M/W  5:30pm


Where We Meet

Downtown workouts and all Saturday runs meet at Gazelles HQ inside The Loop Running Supply retail store. Weekday workouts run a warmup from HQ to various workout locations—Austin High track, the Trail, Zilker Park and others.

We also have a group in North Austin (Far West) that meets at Ready to Run on M and W at 5:30am led by Coach Jay Clement.


Saturday Long Runs

5:45 am  

Our coaches plan and map out specific long run routes from 3 to 24 miles. Water and Gatorade stations are placed along the routes to help with your hydration. Routes and maps are posted for members and also show water stops. We do not have coaches for every pace and start time, so make sure you know your route before you arrive. If you do not have a pace group to run with, come a little early to ask Gilbert or another coach to help you find running friends.


Gear and Perks for members

Available Gazelles Gear can be found in our online store. Some perks of being a Gazelle include: 15% off of merchandise at The Loop Running Supply, 15% discount on spin classes at LOVE Cycle Studio, $15 off massages at Susan Fegelman Massage, discounted menu at Zen Japanese & more!


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

One of the many benefits of being a Gazelle is access to Physical Therapists (PTs). We have practitioners from two PT offices who come to Gazelle workouts during the week to provide free injury assessments/evaluations. PTs who come to Gazelle workouts only evaluate and provide advice, they can not treat you without a referral.


Parking

Gazelles offers free validated parking in the Gables Park Plaza garage (at HQ) during Gazelles workout times only.

For other workout locations, street parking is available. 


OFFICE HOURS

If you need a more customized training schedule or have specific training questions, Gilbert holds office hours for members every Friday morning for 15-minute individual discussions.


Weather Policy

Gazelles run rain or shine, except in lightning or thunderstorms or icy road conditions. Rain is a blessing!

 

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