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UPDATE: Leapfrog Going Forward

PREPARE YOURSELF

Leapfrog and the Virus…

With all the uncertainty in the world now with the Virus, I want to keep you updated on what we have going on at Leapfrog. From our group practices to our social…our communication and how we’re working to keep connected to each and every one of you. We remain committed to your Health and Fitness.

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Leapfrog NEWS: 2/2/2020 thru 2/8/2020

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This Week @Leapfrog 

  1. Run Fundamental: STRATEGY.  “Units You Can Handle” Track Workout Monday 6-7a.m.   
  2. Traditional Speed Work:  The Timed Mile!   Track Workout Wedneday 6-7a.m.
  3. Hill Series:  Week 1 The UPHILL.  Friday 6-7a.m.  Connor Park
          ***Track Practices are held at The Community School of Naples.  Check your text messages for the Gate Code or contact me directly at 239-272-7811  
***Friday Workout Meets at Connor Park. Located Immokalee Rd. & 41, go west (on 111th ave.)

Connor Park is located on your right BEFORE going over the bridge.
         

DAILY WORKOUTS are now available via Premium Subscription in GoogleCalendar.  (Email  me at:  Coach@lfathletics.com if you would like an invite to this Members Only calendar.)  Not a Member Yet? 
JOIN:  Social or PREMIUM Membership HERE

NEW PREMIUM CALENDAR Is HERE!!!!!
Leapfrog 2020 is Happy to Announce a PREMIUM WORKOUT CALENDAR
Complete with DAILY RUNNING, STRENGTH, BIKING, & SWIMMING WORKOUTS!!!
The workouts will be geared toward General Base Fitness and take between 20 Minute to 1 Hour to Complete.  

LINK TO CALENDAR HERE

***CURRENT MEMBERS:  This Calendar will be included in your Current Leapfrog Membership through June 2020.
Starting in July the Premium Calendar will require a “Premium Subscription” to Leapfrog.
Your upgraded subscription comes with not only the GoogleCalendar but with BIGGER DISCOUNTS on all Leapfrog Training and Special Events!! 
More to Offer…More to Gain…More to Membership
PREPARE YOURSELF.



 
This Weeks HUGE SHOUT OUT:
Mason Blanchette!!  
Thanks for bringing your friend to the Wednesday Workout!!  
It’s always good to train with friends and we love it when new people come out to Leapfrog!!
Way to Invite Your Friend and Share Leapfrog.
PREPARE  YOURSELF!!





NEXT TRAINING SESSION:
FEBRUARY HILL SERIES!!!
 

Join Leapfrog for our Friday Workouts all February as we cover the details of Hill Running.  Our 4 week program covers: The Uphill…Across the Top…The Downhill…The Flat at the Bottom.  

RUN STRONG w/LEAPFROG at our Hill Series.  
All Levels Welcome:)  Sign Up Here

 

Looking for A BIG CHALLENGE???
It’s Getting Time to Start Thinking: 
LEADVILLE 2020
Training Begins Mid February…


Top 10 Reasons to DO LEADVILLE:  
  1. We live in Florida!  It’s HOT in June…Go To Leadville…Be Cool!
  2. A Good Chance to Actually SEE SNOW!!
  3. Enjoy “High Mountain Pies” Pizza!
  4. Learn to Love the Stairmaster!
  5. Be in the BEST SHAPE of your life!!
  6. Overcome Fear of Failure by ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE
  7. Running Flat Roads is Easy??
  8. The view at 13,000 feet IS AMAZING!
  9. Who doesn’t enjoy 7 miles of DOWNHILL???
  10. You get a cool COFFEE CUP!!  
Details & Sign Up Coming Soon:)

 
Ah Yes!  Principles…

At Leapfrog we like Coaching & Practicing Principles!  I call them Run Fundamentals:)

If you’ve been following Leapfrog for any amount of time now you’ve likely heard me say:  PREPARE YOURSELF.  It’s our Guiding Principle at Leapfrog.  It follows a simple principle of:  “You Reap What You Sow.”  

Let’s face it:  There are millions of training methods…lots of philosophies…lots of styles of running and coaching.  Some programs believe in high mileage…others believe in heart rate tracking…still others follow walk/run strategies.  Literally millions of styles of training!  At Leapfrog we don’t get caught up in the trends and gadgets of training…we focus on the Run Fundamentals:  Breathing, Stride, Arm Position, Posture Strategy and Recovery.  

I come to each practice with the goal being to help each athlete PREPARE THEMSELVES for whatever their goals are.  To be able to control their breathing…to carry their posture strong…to move with purpose…to be disciplined and to understand what their body tells them.  My goal is not to micro manage everything about running, but to give each athlete the ability to understand themselves and build confidence in their own knowledge of their own body.  

Regardless of what method you prefer…Leapfrog offers Principled Coaching that can be used across all methods to help ensure a long, strong and efficient running career.  At Leapfrog we are proud of our Principles and we are proud of every person who takes the time and effort to show up and share their efforts with us.  

We look forward to sharing more Principled Focused Running with all of you over the coming months and throughout 2020!!  


Leapfrog February begins our 4 week Hill Series to help us Overcome Obstacles and Keep Control when life/running gets difficult.  We look forward to working with each and every one of you 3 times weekly to help make you both a strong & wise runner.  The culmination of our Hill Series is our yearly DESTINATION RACE sign up for The Leadville Marathon & Heavy 1/2.  It’s taking hill running to the mountains and giving everyone the opportunity to truly test your limits.  I hope you will consider joining us for the challenge that is our Hill Series and then continue with Leapfrog out west to Leadville, CO to take on the Mountains!!

Cheers Everyone!!  

Together we will be Strong, Wise, Healthy & Fit in 2020 & Beyond.
 
All it takes is some discipline & your commitment to showing up to practice…


CHEERS!!

 Making the choice to Be Committed in 2020 & Beyond!


RUN WITH PURPOSE
LIVE WITH PURPOSE


PREPARE YOURSELF.


PLAN AHEAD.  BE DISCIPLINED.  SHOW UP.  Leapfrog offers 3 practices each week…Your Results Will Be In Proportion to Your Practice.

I look forward to seeing everyone at a Leapfrog Event this week!  In addition to the paid training listed above we also offer a weekly free Bike Ride:  Tuesday 6:30a.m. Bike Skills Ride followed by coffee.   Details can be found on the website under the events tab:)


 
 
LEAPFROG SOCIALS



February Leapfrog Social to be Announced Soon
Happy…Healthy & Fit



Have Friends who would enjoy Leapfrog?  
Running, Biking, Social Events!!

Invite them to JOIN:)
SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP
&
PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE
We always welcome New Members and it’s more fun being active w/friends:)



 
 
Have Great Things to Say about Leapfrog??  We always appreciate your feedback!
TEXT OR EMAIL YOUR THOUGHTS 
239-272-7811
COACH@LFATHLETICS.COM


 
Testimonials and referrals are what attract New Runners and help build the group!!  Leapfrog wouldn’t exist without you!! 
 

Thank You for making Leapfrog Fun, Kind, Supportive, Friendly and Inspiring.


HAVE A QUESTION or A THOUGHT?  Please share it!  I’m happy to share my thoughts on any training, racing, or life issue:) 
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Thoughts from the Road: Running in 500 Words or Less. Vol. 8

Thoughts from the road.  Speed!

“Speed is Relative”

How fast do you RUN?? Does it really matter?? Running is so strange when it comes to “ranking.” A fast marathon pace is not a fast 400 meter pace…Likewise, fast for me and fast for you are likely different. I’m no pro-runner…You may be!!!

The concept of pace training is one that I never really grasped. I’m all for running various paces, but to train at just one pace??? I never got that concept. What distance are you training for? Are you a “One trick pony?”

I like training EFFORTS. I think that some days a Hard Effort Mile may be around 5 minutes…yet I KNOW that a Hard Mile at the end of a marathon is NO WHERE NEAR THAT:) Speed is relative. A fast single mile is nearly impossible at end of 26.2.

Some days the pace comes natural…We’ve all had days that were just ON!! You know…the run that just goes great! The pace is almost effortless!! On the other hand…we’ve all had those days…the days where no matter how hard we try, we just can’t find our legs.

I’m a firm believer in training Efforts because I know that Speed Is Relative and Just Showing Up is often the most valuable training… So, don’t get hung up on the pace thing…try running without the watch! Run “Naked!! (More thoughts on that next time:)

For now…Remember to Enjoy Your Running!! Don’t get caught up in the comparison and ranking game. Always remember that Speed Is Relative.

Thoughts from the road.

Leapfrog Athletics

Matthew A. Reedy

Coach/Owner