A training method common among elite track and field competitiors reducing the impact forces felt from pounding the pavement on a routine basis, allowing athletes to maintain their fitness through challenging endurance workouts in a deep water, zero-impact environment with added resistance from the water. Improve your fitness, V02 max, and lactate threshold without risking injury.
Tuesday & Thursday:
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM
6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meet Your SwimRVA Running University Coach: Ryan Middleton
Ryan Middleton is most excited about overall improvement and progress of his athletes, no matter their level. Ryan coaches the runners at Endorphin Fitness across all distances including 5k to ultra-marathon. There is a fine line, as well as an important balance, between hard training and over training which Ryan is a master at accomplishing efficiently. His philosophy is heavily focused on optimizing run performance using running as well as cross training to remain healthy and injury free. Ryan has expertise in cycling, water running, and strength training for runners. Ryan has found much success in Richmond area races, along with a few victories on the ultramarathon circuit. Currently his PR’s are 16:02(5k), 34:39 (10k), 1:15 (13.1), and 2:42 (26.2). Ryan is also an area high school cross country coach.
Pilates/Stretching for Runners:
Improve your felxibility, strength and posture while enhancing mental awareness.
Tuesday from 7pm-8pm
Strength Training for Runners:
Strengthening you muscles is a perfect way to supplement your roadwork and reduce the risk for injury. Taking a comprehensive approach to your training will unlock the barriers to achieving your full running potential.
Monday from 5pm-5:45pm