Monday, November 16, 2020
Run Wild Missoula members, and the Missoula running community as a whole, are significant users of the open space lands in and around Missoula.  Currently, the City of Missoula is contemplating ownership of the High, Wide, and Handsome corridor of Mount Dean Stone (briefly mentioned in our November newsletter as the "Mount Dean Stone Corridor").

RWM and the Board of Directors have a favor to ask - will you send an email to the Missoula City Council and let them know you support having more trails on city land?

More trails mean more places to run and explore!  Your email to City Council can be straight to the point. Here are some tips to consider when writing: please be polite, talk about how trails improve your wellbeing, and mention the issue - City ownership of High, Wide, and Handsome means more trail options for Missoulians.

City Council Email:

Run Wild Missoula has submitted letters of support for the acquisition. It would be helpful to have citizens like you also express support. Thank you for your consideration!
Current Happenings
Autumn Amble is happening now! Check out the 10K Strava route here. Be sure to upload your results here once you have finished your run or walk. Thank you for supporting the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center!

Yoga with Missy: Classes with be available via Zoom this week during the temporary closure of Runner's Edge. For additional information, please email Missy (

The Run Wild Missoula office remains closed this week as staff continue to work from home. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to Ashley (
YOYO Tuesday Track
This week's workout is provided by Coach Courtney Babcock: Short & Fun! Now is a great time to focus and work on speed before building back to half marathon, marathon, or longer base.

Don't forget to do a warm up mile or two before starting the workout, and a cool down mile afterwards.
3 x (2:00, 1:30, 1:00, :30)
1:00 rest between reps;
3:00 jog between sets one and two;
2:00 rest before the last set

Example Set One:
2:00 @ 5K pace; 1:00 rest
1:30 @ 5K pace; 1:00 rest
1:00 @ 5K pace; 1:00 rest
:30 @ faster than 5K pace; 3:00 jog before set two

Pace starts at 5K-ish, with the exception of the :30 (which should be faster). The pace is steady in each set and the sets should get faster. The last set should be at 90-95%. Quick feet! Powerful steps. Push into the ground.

Taking 3 minutes allows you to fully (almost fully) recover and get faster on each set. Remember, the focus is speed. Be ready to go fast again instead of taking a short rest and only being ready to go kind of fast again.

Upcoming Races & Activities
Are you joining us for our Virtual Turkey Day 8K & 3K Family Fun Run?! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Montana Food Bank Network. Race day is Thursday, November 26th. Complete your run anywhere and anytime! Not sure where to run? We have posted a few suggested routes around Missoula on the race page. More information about the virtual run can be found here.

Registration for the Tony Banovich Roads, Tracks, and Trails Memorial Run is now open! This 4.35 mile event pays tribute to Tony with a nod to the average daily distance of his 1,731 day run streak. All proceeds benefit Run Wild Missoula. Registration can be found here.

Are you signed up for the last installment of Run for Missoula?? December's Snowy Stride will benefit United Way of Missoula County! More information can be found here.
Weekly Activities
Tuesday Lunch Yoga - Tuesdays at 12:15 PM. Zoom only this week. More information can be found here.

YOYO Tuesday Track - You're On Your Own for the winter months, but don't slack off! Weekly workouts will be provided to be completed on your own.

Thursday Evening Yoga - Thursdays at 6:00 PM. Zoom only this week. More information can be found here.

Group Run - Meet us on Saturday's at Run Wild Missoula at 8:00 AM. More information can be found here.
Stay Fit, Stay Active, Stay Healthy - Phase Two does not mean that social distancing is over. Social distancing has been demonstrated as the best weapon that we have at this time in fighting the spread of this virus. We must do our part to ensure the health and safety of those around us. As such, we still encourage you to follow good social distancing and hygiene practices. 
  • To the greatest extent possible, maintain at least 6-feet of separation from others
  • Does not include members of your family who live with you
  • No hugs, handshakes, high fives or elbow bumps
  • Practice good hand washing and hygiene
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, handkerchief or the inside of your elbow
  • Don't pose together for selfies
  • Stay home if you feel any sign of sickness or illness
  • Spend time outside every day to brighten your mood and to get a good dose of Vitamin D
  • If it seems too busy or crowded, consider running or walking somewhere else
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