Krush Speaker Series #1, Feb. 20

Rebecca Donaghue

Rebecca Donaghue finishing in course record time (1:17) at the Nittany Valley Half Marathon.

Topic: General workout strategy for runners who want to race.

There are lots of people who run 3 or 4 times a week for cardio but never race. The question always looms, “If you want to take it to the next level, what do you do?” The talk will focus on some general guidelines for beginners (i.e. people who want to try their first 5K) and a few more advanced things for people who want to run a specific kind of race, or to improve.

Such as:

  • Basic ideas of how to balance your regimen: how much running?
  • How much speed or track work?
  • How much and what kind of cross training / weights?

Of course, a lot of will depend on what race, what level you’re at, what you want to attain, etc. But starting with general principles is always helpful.

Date: Feb. 20
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Speakers: Artie Gilkes & Rebecca Donaghue
Suggested Donation: $5 -10*
LocationSt. Joseph’s Catholic Academy 
901 Boalsburg Pike
Boalsburg, PA 16827

Speaker Bios

Artie Gilkes
Artie is one of America’s top up and coming coaches. He is able to personalize each athlete’s program to maximize their strengths and improve their weaknesses. His coaching philosophy and beliefs have been molded through his rigorous self-study of many coaches and athletes and his own personal training. He is a fierce competitor who is able to have his athletes dream big, then attack and achieve their goals.

Rebecca Donaghue
Rebecca is a professional runner who is one of America’s top distance runners and most successful high school coaches. As a competitor, she excels on an international stage. As a leader and mentor to the young athletes, she’s a terrific role model for healthy lifestyles and achieving your goals.

*The donations support the Krush Program and its athletes. The Krush Program is a training group of athletes who are chasing their running dreams whether it be the Olympics, a new personal best, or running their first race. We greatly appreciate your support.