Golden Valley Harriers (GVH) is a running club located in Davis, CA. GVHers come in all shapes and 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. All runs start and finish at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website).
Our studly open men team at Santa Rosa:
Must be crazy tights weather. Women at Clarksburg.
8/2/2015, Footloose 5K 10K, Mammoth Lakes. There will be announcements about a high altitude training camp.
8/16/2015, Run on the Sly
8/30/2015, Buffalo Stampede 10 mile
9/7/2015, GVH Labor Day Races. Major sponsors: UCD Vet Med Teaching Hospital. Sutter Davis Hospital is a new sponsor. Chester Foundation will sponsor the kids race.
Cross Country Season:
Open men < 40 manager: Ollie
Master, senior, super senior 40+: Craighton
If you want to race, you should join the PAUSATF now: PAUSATF membership. You have to be a member to score for GVH. When you register, designate GVH club #135 for your affiliation.
8/22/2015 XC Santa Cruz.
8/29/2015 XC Santa Rosa.
9/13/2015 XC Golden Gate Park. If you want to make a day of it, you can buy tickets to the SF Giants vs SD Padres game at 1 pm.
9/26/2015 XC Garrin Park Hayward.
10/3/2015 Presidio, SF
10/10/2015 Willow Hills, Folsom
10/24/2015 Shoreline, Martinez
11/15/2015 Ancil Hoffman, Carmichael
11/22/2015 XC Championships, GGP, SF
12/12/2015 National Club Championships, GGP, SF
The Tuesday speed WORK-OUT
1745: meet up at FF and announcements.
1755: Warm up to Community Park swimming pool. Rehydrate at the water fountain. This could be a scorcher of a day with a high of 102!
1815: Two or three x 2 mile loop at tempo pace with 2 min rest.
Map of 2 mile loop: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=1658
The bridge is closed so we will be starting on the north side. Bridge workout: 2 K loop turns around at the duck pond instead of Grande.
1850: cool down to FF.
Go to Pacing Chart for recommended goal paces for this workout.
This is the pacing chart from Jack Daniels’ Running Formula.
Workouts this week:
Thursday or Friday: 1 hour steady
Saturday / Sunday: 1 - 1.5 hours easy
Thursday or Friday: 35 - 45 min easy + drills
Saturday or Sunday: 35 - 45 min easy + drills
Thursday at 5:55 am, leaves promptly from Mercedes and Grande in North Davis.
Thursday at 5:45 pm, leaves from FF at 5:55 pm. In the winter, the South Davis 10 K loop is the usual route. There is an option to shorten the route by going over Pole Line. Note: the course is usually run clockwise, not counter-clockwise as on the map. When there is more daylight, we switch over to the 7.5 mile loop, which we often will run counter-clockwise to be different from Saturday. There is a 5 mile loop option going through the arboretum and equestrian center.
Saturday at 8 am, meet at Fleet Feet. This tends to be the same 7.5 mile loop or 10 mile loop but the company is always exciting. We usually go for breakfast afterwards. About 15 - 25 runners show, but only a few may be there if there is a big local race.
Easy Days (Mon, Wed, Thu or Fri, Sat or Sun):
20 - 50 min easy at 2 min/mile slower than 10k pace w/8x50m drills or strides
Let me (Craighton) know if you have a regular group workout that you want me to
announce. Regular workouts include the Tuesday Speed work out, Thursday morning at 5:55 am, Thursday evening at 6 pm, Saturday morning at 8 am, and Bryan's run on Sunday at 7:30 am. Location and time of these work-outs are posted at http://www.goldenvalleyharriers.org/team-schedules
Spring workout groups:
Young Turks - Open men XC and triathletes
Flying Swine - Masters men XC
Gazelles - women's XC and triathletes
Gorillas - Seniors men XC, ultra and adventure racers
Tule Elks - The rest of the regulars
Kit Foxes - novice/less intensive runners
Kit Foxes - novice/less intensive runners - Bridge workouts
Tule Elks - 46:00 10k and higher
Mountain Lions - 42:00-46:00 10k
Swainson Hawks - 37:00-42:00 10k
Kangaroo Rats - 37:00 10k and lower
The workout notices and events are posted on the GVH website.
Please let Ashley know of your or other GVHer’s race results.
Coach, Golden Valley Harriers
PA USATF Club No. 38-0135
• Tuesday nights-5:45 p.m.
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.