Join us and race towards hitting your 5k PR (Personal Record)! This 15-week program is great for runners who have a few 5ks under their belts and are ready to take their training to the next level. The Speed Development Program also benefits those who have completed farther distances and feel the need for speed! Our goal race is the Key Human Services' 5k on Saturday, September 12th.
This program is recommended for runners of paces from 6:00-10:00 minutes per mile. Practices begin on June 3rd at 6:00pm. Our first meeting will be at the Conard High School Track; subsequent practices will either meet at the track or at Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford. Workouts will consist of form drills, speed intervals, hill repeats, and tempo runs. In addition to these Wednesday group practices, you are invited to attend optional group runs on Saturday mornings at 8:30am (please note: these runs will not be coached).
The $145 program fee includes 14 coached workouts and 14 optional, un-coached Saturday morning group runs. Each participant will also receive a personal training program and calendar via the Run S.M.A.R.T project - training calendars are tailored to each runner's specific pace and abilities. To top it all off, the program offers weekly e-newsletters and email support from your coaches, a technical team shirt, and a whole lot of fun and camaraderie! **The program fee does NOT include your race entry fee.**