Golden Valley Harriers (GVH) is a running club located in Davis, CA. GVHers come in all shapesand sizes—from elite ex-college runners to folks who are just starting to run and everything in between.
Everyone and anyone is welcome to come out and run with us, but we appreciate a positive attitude. (Please note that our insurance requires that runners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.)
GVH officially meets three times a week for workouts. For more detail, go to Workouts and Events All runs start and finish at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website).
Upcoming Races / events
12/10 - GVH Christmas party
A few reminders for the party.
Party gets going about .
You are more than welcome to bring a pot luck dish
A-H: Main course
I-Q: Side dish
We do have many vegetarians/vegans as well as many omnivores, so it is always helpful to bring a card or Post-it labeling your dish.
If you prefer spend your time doing a trail run, playing golf, or just getting dressed up for the party, you can donate to the following Paypal links to pay for food to be catered. I will be ordering the food on so try to pay before that time.
Any questions regarding the Pot-luck please contact Craighton (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Sarah Kay (email@example.com)
Ben Sacks (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GVH Raffle: If you would like to donate an item/items to the Raffle for our Holiday Party, please contact Heather Jones (email@example.com) with any question(s) you may have regarding the raffle or if you would like to arrange a date/time for item drop-off.
The lodge at Rancho Yolo - parking is limited so be prepared to park on 8th street.
12/06/2016 Tuesday Speed Workout
Howdy GVHers and happy Monday!
Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato? The lettuce was ahead and the tomato was trying to ketchup!
Congrats to all the lettuce heads and tomatoes who rocked the marathon this morning!
Don't forget thatis the GVH holiday party! More importantly, though, here are this week's workouts.
Speed Workout (Bring headlamps!)
20-25-minute tempo + 6 x hill sprints
- Meet at Fleet Feet
- Group 1 leaves
- Group 2 leaves
We'll start the tempo run at the overpass/bridge at Community Park. Then we'll jog over to Covell Overpass to do our hill sprints.
Similar to last week, but we'll go off of time versus distance. 20-25 minutes of running somewhere between your half-marathon pace and your 60-minute race pace. You can find your own running paces at https://www.mcmillanrunning.com/ by entering a recent race time. Or use my pace charts.
Still unsure of your pace for the workout? Run at a pace that is hard but where you can still talk without too much work. It's called the talk-test, look it up!
Medium-distance long run
Get in some miles before all the holiday hams! Run 2/3 to 3/4 the distance or time of a typical long run. I'll try for 70 minutes.
Use this calculator to find your pace.
Regularly Scheduled Workouts
Runner’s Core and Balance program at Fitness garage. Email Rich for details firstname.lastname@example.org
, leaves promptly from Mercedes and Grande in North Davis.
, we'll leave Fleet Feet at for 7 to 7.5 miles
Meet at Fleet Feet at. Some people will do 7.5 miles; other will do 10 miles
Bryan's Sunday Morning Long Run:
A good long run around Davis, looks out for his emails
An extraordinary day of racing at National Club XC Championships for runners and spectators.
New runners are encouraged to try this speed workout out. The warm-up pace is relaxed and we often do the faster paced intervals at a track or a loop where it is hard to get lost or left behind. This is the best attended workout and a great way to work on your form, up your game, and meet club members.
Thursday nights-5:45 p.m. Distance ranges from 5 - 8 miles and the pace is easy to a hard tempo. Note: Plan to leave FF by 5:55 in order to get back by 7 pm.
Saturday mornings-8:00 a.m. Standard distances are 7 - 10 miles usually at an easy, social pace, but you can usually count on a few to kick in a brisk, tempo run. Marathoners often tack on 3 - 10 miles. About 15 - 25 runners show, but only a few may be there if there is a big local race. We often grab breakfast afterwards.
GVH members receive additional e-mail announcements of additional workouts, trail runs, races, uniform buys, and social events.