Join us for a talk on training by heart rate


Guest speaker Jeff Zahavich

The BLT Runners are thrilled to have endurance coach and co-owner of Kinesic Sport Lab, Jeff Zahavich pay us a visit on Tuesday, March 14 for the latest instalment of the BLT Run-inar Series, educational talks for BLT Runners members.

Jeff will be giving a talk on heart rate-based training as it relates to distance running and race preparation.

Jeff holds a Masters Degree in Kinesiology (University of Calgary), is a CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist, and is currently working on his PhD Health program at Dalhousie, examining the quality of health and physical education in middle schools in Nova Scotia.

His team of kinesiologists and exercise physiologists at Kinesic Sport Lab offer coaching and sport science programs and services aimed at improving overall health, fitness and human performance for runners, cyclists and endurance athletes with a wide range of goals and abilities.


Jeff monitoring BLT Runners member Stacey Durling during a blood lactate threshold test.

If you are interested in optimizing your running performance and trying a new approach that has the potential to transform you as a runner, this is the talk for you. Some of our members have enjoyed significant performance improvements through training this way.  Leading the way is Ian Loughead who was racing 10k races in the range of 48-50 minutes. By shifting to heart rate training, Ian’s 10k race times dropped to the 37-38 minute range over the course of just a few years. In two blog posts listed below Ian outlines some of the major performance shifts he experienced in 2013 training by heart rate. It’s pretty compelling.

Ian Loughead

The talk is on Tuesday, March 14 at 8:00 pm and will be held at Nova Physiotherapy at 1798 St. Margaret’s Bay Road.  If you intend on coming please RSVP through the event posted on our Facebook page.

Ian’s Blog: