#IndianaJunes begins

This morning was the start of something old and familiar, in a fresh and new way.

Remember that workout called Indiana Jones? It’s the one where you run in groups of 6-8 people, all who run a similar speed as you. On the downhills, you get to know each other better. And on the uphills, you run single-file and the person at the back of the line steps out, sprints to the front, and shoots their hand up to indicate to the new person at the back of the line that they should start sprinting. As the new front of the line, they settle into the moderate pace that the line maintains. The cycle continues through the line, again and again until the group reaches the top of the hill and then run together on the downhill. Go until time is called.

It’s pretty simple. And really fucking hard.

So we declare the month of June to be #IndianaJunes, during which we will run the Indiana Jones workout every single Friday of the month.

Mostly, this is because Jake Dillabaugh and Julia W Howard came up with the name two years ago and we’ve been waiting for the statute of limitations to expire before we released the idea as our own brilliant one. Thanks friends.

We all worked our asses off, and we’re super into this Indiana Jones thing, so get on the train, grab your bullwhip, join us next week for week 2, other wise known as #IndianaJunes and the Temple of Boom.

Monday destination deck: will be at Old Morse Park in Cambridgeport. Google map HERE.

Tuesday: (June 5) for everyone who will be running any trail races and wants to learn more about trail running, we are offering you a trail running info session (like a newbie meeting!) and run along the river with Sam Masters, of The North Face Trail Tribe.  This is a really good idea if you’re signed up for any of the Endurance Challenge Races but don’t have a lot of trail experience.  Topics covered in the info session will be:

  • how trail running is different from road
  • how to run more efficiently on a trail
  • how to better navigate common hazards on the trail
  • training plans for trail races
  • what shoes to wear
  • how to read trail maps to know what to expect on a run

We will meet at The North Face store on Newbury St. on Tuesday evening for the info session and the run (exact time still TBD).  The run will be 3 miles and you can wear whatever shoes you typically run in, if you don’t have trail specific shoes.  All speeds and experience levels are welcome.  Any questions, contact EmSauce. Yes, this is rescheduled from last week!

June 9-10: The North Face Endurance Challenge MA.  We’ve been talking about it and if you don’t yet know what it is, read more info here in this blog, and here on the event website.  Then sign up!!  NP gets 20% discount with code NP20. Or if you sign up today using code: HAPPYTRAILS you can get a 50% discount.

June 23: Keep holding the date for an AMAZING event for NP Boston.  More details coming, just don’t miss this.Sign up for the ECSMA race that is NEXT WEEKEND!

Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

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