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).
5/17 - TUESDAY SPEED WORKOUT: 2x 1mi at goal 5k pace with 5 minutes rest in between
The hay is in the barn for those racing the No Excuses 5k this coming Sunday in Sacramento. Tomorrow we will be practicing pace. Believe it or not, running can, in fact, be practiced. Focus on running well and with good form and continuing at your desired pace even when it becomes difficult. Especially when it becomes uncomfortable. Mental toughness is a skill that can be improved.
It will be hot, so maybe bring a water bottle. The workout begins where we've started other mile repeats on South Putah Creek. Beginning by Da Vinci Ct. and Ending at the light pole by Drummond.
THURSDAY WORKOUT: Easy run for racers, tempo run at half-marathon pace for non-racers
If you're not racing, do a 20 to 30-minute tempo run at your half-marathon pace.
Here is the schedule for the next 3 weeks
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.