Welcome to the Gazelles

Below you will find basic information about the group to begin your Gazelle journey. We're glad you're here!


2018 summer 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. Workouts typically last 60-70 minutes.

M/W  5:30am* or 7:0am
T/TH  5:30am**, 7:00am
or 5:30pm
SAT  5:45am - 6:30am (depends on distance)

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

Youth Gazelles
M/W  8:00am

High School Gazelles
M/W/TH/F  8:00am (June 4-July 28)


Using the Schedule

Our online schedule shows each workout's location and activity. Locations may change due to weather or other events, so make sure to check the schedule for each workout!*

A typical Gazelle week might look like this:

  • Workout 1: (M or T) Strength, hill work, or circuit training. These are challenging workouts designed to build strength and endurance.  
  • Workout 2: (W or TH) Speed and endurance. These workouts include fartleks, interval runs or lap repeats. 
  • Long Run: (S) Routes of 3-24 miles are planned for all groups and include hydration stops. Ask your coach or use our forum to help you find the right pace group.
  • Core Workouts: (M/W 5:30pm, F 5:30am) Thirty minutes of light-weight exercises and core strengthening exercises, the other 30 minutes are partner exercises with a variety of medicine ball throws.
  • Yoga: (Sun 8:30am) A one-hour Hatha Yin practice to wind down and recover from your long run. Enjoy gentle movement and floor postures. 

*Because it is a partial membership, Saturday Gazelles will not have access to the online schedule. Saturday Gazelles receive each week's route via email on Thursday evening.


Where We Meet

Gazelles HQ is located downtown at 115 Sandra Muraida Way, Suite 105-A, just off the trail. Downtown workouts (except T/TH 8:15a) and all Saturday runs meet at Gazelles HQ and run a warmup to the workout location. Any exceptions will be posted on the training schedule. 

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

Some of the downtown workout locations include:

  • Gazelle Headquarters

  • Austin High track
  • The Rock
  • Zilker Soccer Fields
  • Zilker Barton Springs
  • Robert E. Lee

Saturday Long Runs

5:45 am  10+ miles
6:30 am  <10 miles

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 on the schedule 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. Ask coaches for help finding other Saturday runners with similar paces.

A good post-run routine is critical to staying healthy, particularly after a long run. We have on-site physical therapists after every long run for injury assessment, and a strength routine to help keep you injury-free. Both services are included in your membership.

Of course you can do your long run any day you want, but we hope you enjoy the benefits of the supported long run with hydration, post-run services and the company of fellow Gazelles.


Gear and Perks

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, a waived initiation fee at Pure Austin Gym, 15% discount on spin classes at LOVE Cycle Studio, $15 off massages at Susan Fegelman Massage, discounted menu at Zen Japanese & more!


Parking

Gazelles HQ offers free validated parking in Gables Park Plaza garage M-TH 5-9am and 5-7:30pm; F 5-9am and Sat 5-10am. After your run, make sure to pick up a validation code at headquarters to exit the garage. Validation only works if you enter and exit the garage between the times listed.

For other workout locations, street parking is available. 


OFFICE HOURS

Gilbert holds office hours every Friday morning 10:00am-12:00pm for 15-minute individual discussions. Contact us to schedule an appointment.


Weather Policy

Gazelles run rain or shine, except in lightning or thunderstorms or icy road conditions. Always check the schedule for the latest updates.

 

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