Last big training weekend before the Rim2Rim Grand Canyon run. Our training for this weekend is 2x Grouse Grind on Saturday, half marathon on Sunday, and 2x Grouse Grind again on Monday. Here are our tips for anyone doing the Grouse Grind, especially if it's your first time.
Tips for doing the Grouse Grind:
1) PACE YOURSELF
Markers are at 1/4, 1/2, 3/4. The first quarter is the longest so don't get discouraged!
It's only 2.9km up the Grind, but can take on average 1hr 30min to complete. Carry water with you and be hydrated before you start.
3) WEAR PROPER SHOES
Do not attempt the Grind in shoes with tassles or in heels. Trail shoes are preferable because of the terrain, but a good pair of road running shoes are good also. Check out Runner's Den in Port Moody for expert advice on footwear.
Chris Hughes, Certified Trainer and Jim Winter, Events Coach