Start the New Year fast! While our No Boundaries & WalkFit 5k programs have helped hundreds of people finish a 5k, our new FAST 5k program is all about speed. We have partnered with one of the regions best 5k coaches, Scott Wojnarowicz, to offer this brand new program that will take your 5k training to a whole new level.
This program is designed for those who have completed a 5k (either a race or on your own) within the past 6 months and want to achieve a personal best at the O'Hartford 5k in March, whether that means running a sub-20 or breaking 40 minutes for the first time. If you are ready to put in the effort, this program is right for you.
While we will offer two group runs each week and will try to partner participants up by similar paces so you don't have to run alone, the Fast 5k program is more of an independent training program with weekly coach check-ins and seminars as opposed to coaches running with you. If you prefer to have coaches running with you, consider our No Boundaries program which offers a 1:10 coach to participant ratio.
The philosophy of the program is “Anyone, AnyWhere”.
The basics of stretching and strengthening, training both aerobic and anaerobic systems and becoming a holistic runner will be employed to ensure success for all.
Training programs will be provided to all registered members. Programs will be broken down by week and given in three monthly mesocycles: Base/Rhythm, Train, and Race. Trainees will be invited to participate in Fleet Feet's Wednesday and Saturday Run Club meet-up runs (courses for your designated distance will be offered). Coach W will be offering bi-monthly seminars on Saturday mornings to teach you more secrets about running - and racing - fast and will be available via email for questions about your programming and performance throughout the program.
All workouts/runs will be started with a set of dynamic stretches to promote stability and end with static stretches to ‘warm down’ muscles. Foam rolling and strap stretching will also be stressed after runs to improve flexibility and minimize post-run pain and/or injuries associated with participating in a running program. Plus, you'll earn the cool "5k Fast" patch to display proudly upon completion of the program.