2021 Trail Training

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2021 Trail Training

This 13 week training program is designed to build your endurance on the trails and get you a little dirty. Group runs are held on Wednesdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 7AM. Saturday runs will be held at a local trail determined by the coach. Areas that you'll be running on include the Yockanookany trail off the Trace, Lefleur's Bluff, and Butt's Park. Each participant will receive a training plan to guide them through the 13 week program. The first group run will be held Wednesday, September 15th. 

You will be coached by veteran trail runner Paul Van Hooydonk. He is in his 5th year as the Fleet Feet Trail Coach and does a great job of educating, preparing, and encouraging runners! The full program will prepare you for the goal race, Loch Ness Fest Trail run, on December 11th. You can choose from the 10k, half marathon, or 50k distances. 


NEXT EVENT

2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, December 8th at 06:00 PM

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157






EVENT SCHEDULE


DAY 1 First wednesday run

Wednesday, Sep 15th 6:00pm

This run will begin a quick discussion on trail etiquette and safety.  After we will do a nice, easy 3-5 mile run on the Ridgeland Multi-purpose Trail.  


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157


DAY 2 2021 Trail Training: First Saturday Trail Run

Saturday, Sep 18th 7:00am

This first Saturday trail run will be at the hidden gem, LeFleur's Bluff State Park (Mayes Lake).  Directions are below.

We will meet in the parking lot at 7 am.  There will be a quick 10 minute discussion on trail safety and then we will start our run at 7:15 am.  

Mileage for the day:

10kers- 3+ miles

Half-marathoners- 4+ miles

50kers- 8+ miles

Please be sure to bring hydration as there is no water available on the trails.  Also, be prepared for rain.  Yes, we will run in the rain.  It will be fun.


When 7:00am
Where 3315 Lakeland Ter
Jackson, MS 39216
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DAY 3 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Sep 22nd 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 4 Saturday 9-25 Trail Run

Saturday, Sep 25th 7:00am

We will run at Butts Park on Saturday at 7 am.

Distances are:

3+ miles for 10kers

5+ miles for the half-marathoners

10+ miles for the 50kers


When 7:00am
Where 5201 McRaven Rd
Jackson, MS 39209
More Information FAQ


DAY 5 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Sep 29th 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 6 Wednesday Sept. 29 Run at Pub Run

Wednesday, Sep 29th 6:30pm

We are not running from the Fleet Feet store on Wednesday, Sept. 29.  We will join the Pub Run from Soulshine Pizza.  The Pub Run starts at 6:30 pm.


When 6:30pm
Where 140 Township Ave #100
Ridgeland, MS 39157


DAY 7 Saturday Oct. 2: The Quarry

Saturday, Oct 2nd 7:00am

Run at the Quarry Trails.  Directions below.


When 7:00am
Where 1 Bryce Thompson Dr.
Brandon, MS 39042
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DAY 8 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Oct 6th 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 9 Trail Run Oct. 9

Saturday, Oct 9th 7:55am

 We will be running from the North Trail Head of the Yockanookany (the Yock) Trail.  We will start at 7 am.  It will be an out and back run.  There is no water on this course.  Please bring a hydration device and water.  Probable bugs and ticks.  Please bring bug spray.  See direction to the parking lot below.  My number is 601-918-8149 if you have any difficulties.  Thanks.

Paul Van

Directions to the Upper Trail head of the Yockanookany Trail:

Take the Natchez Parkway North.  Exit at mile marker #115.  Go West (away from the Rez) on Hwy 43.  First intersection is Yandell Rd.  Take a left (south) on Yandell.  Almost immediately to your left will be a gravel parking lot.  Pull in and park.


When 7:55am
Where Yandell rd
madison, MS 39110


DAY 10 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Oct 13th 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 11 Oct. 16 run

Saturday, Oct 16th 7:00am

South end of the Yock.  On the Trace at the West Florida Boundary.  

Haunted tour after the run.  (will be about another 3 miles hiking running).


When 7:00am
Where 107.9 Natchez Trace
Madison, MS 39110


DAY 12 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Oct 20th 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 13 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Oct 27th 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 14 2021 Trail Training: Saturday Oct. 30

Saturday, Oct 30th 7:00am

By request, we will return to the Quarry this Saturday.  We will meet at 7 am.  Distances are 5-6 miles for 10kers and 10 miles for the half-marathoners.  


When 7:00am
Where 1 Bryce Thompson Dr.
Brandon, MS 39042


DAY 15 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Nov 3rd 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 16 11-6 trail run

Saturday, Nov 6th 7:00am

On the upper end of the Yock.


When 7:00am
Where Yandell rd
madison, MS 39110
More Information FAQ


DAY 17 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Nov 10th 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 18 2021 Trail Training: 11-13

Saturday, Nov 13th 7:00am

We will run the South or Lower end of the Yock.   

See you tomorrow morning.

Directions to the South trailhead of the Yockanookany trail.

Take the Natchez Trace North to mile post 107.9.  See the signs for Yockanookany trail and the West Florida Boundary parking lot. The parking lot is on the East side of the Trace.


When 7:00am
Where 107.9 Natchez Trace
Madison, MS 39110


DAY 19 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Nov 17th 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 20 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Nov 24th 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 21 2021 Trail Training: Nov 27: the Yock

Saturday, Nov 27th 7:00am

7 am  on the Upper end of the Yock.


When 7:00am
Where Yandell Rd
Canton, MS 39046


DAY 22 2021 Trail Training Wednesday Tempo Runs

Wednesday, Dec 1st 6:00pm

6 pm at the Fleet Feet Ridgeland Store.


When 6:00pm
Where 500 U.S. 51
Ridgeland, MS 39157
More Information FAQ


DAY 23 2021 Trail Training: last trail run: Dec. 4

Saturday, Dec 4th 7:00am

Last run.  Butts Park.  7 am.


When 7:00am
Where 5201 McRaven Rd
Jackson, MS 39209



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