Introducing the PR Project, a training group dedicated to bringing out the best in each of us, through weekly workouts, coached runs, and year round training. Over the past couple of years we have fostered a training group called #mondaycrew, and this is our next evolution of that team!
We are united in our love and respect for the sport of running and express these attitudes by cultivating an inclusive community of self-motivated, competitive, and compassionate athletes of diverse backgrounds and paces. We embrace the challenges that training and racing present; consistently support our teammates in their goals and accomplishments; yearn to become better, faster, and stronger versions of ourselves; and share our joy with others by having fun throughout the process.
- Start Date: January 6th. Enrollment is based on a 14 or 24 week training plan and you are welcome to sign up at anytime in the year. Workouts will run from January to Early December, with an occasional suggested week off.
- Open House Information Session: Sunday, December 15th at 10 am at Fleet Feet Carrboro (Run Run Rudolph Fun Run), and an informal social run + Q&A on January 2nd at 6 am at Bean Traders Coffee Shop.
- Season Logistics:
- Monday Nights at 6:30 pm - Alternating between the Duke Track and the UNC Track (we will mostly use the outer gravel loop)
- Thursday Mornings at 6 am - Bean Traders Coffee Shop off of the American Tobacco Trail
- Saturday Mornings at 7 am - Alternating between the Carrboro and Durham stores.
- Goal Race: Participant Driven. We’ll do a couple of group races (5K/10K) over the course of the season.
- Cost: $160 for 14 Weeks or $250 for 24 Weeks of training.
This is a coached training group designed to:
- Help you physically and mentally prepare to run a personal best in a your choice of race
- Provide you with the training knowledge to become faster and stronger
- Build community and camaraderie to all participants who are looking to push their training to the next level
- 14 or 24 – week training program lead by knowledgeable coaches, where you have the option to meet up to 3 times a week with your group
- Group training where you will be surrounded by other dedicated and driven athletes
- One-on-one Goal-Setting with the Coaches at the beginning of the season
- Your own Custom week by week Training Plan
- Pacing and Race Strategy Tips
- Access to Coaches via Google Hangouts at least once a week outside of group workouts
- Monday Evening Speed workout at the Duke and UNC Tracks
- Thursday Morning Tempo workout at Bean Traders Coffee Shop in Durham (stick around for coffee after)!
- Additional/optional workouts during the week with other Fleet Feet Running Club groups
- Fully Supported Saturday Morning Long Runs from Fleet Feet Sports Carrboro and Durham with the Distance Training Program (key drop, Nuun, and water all provided)
- Emphasis on Strength/Hill Training to help make you a stronger runner on a hilly or flat course
- Weekly Email Correspondence with workouts, training tips, and special offers
- On-site physical therapists through partnerships with Balanced Movement Studio and ATI Physical Therapy
- Additional support through our Strength Training Partner at RunStrong Strength. You have the options to add personalized strength training sessions or strength train with the group. More details will be released once you register.
- Post Program Celebration!
- Monday Evenings 6:30 pm – Duke or UNC Track – Speed Workout
- Thursday Mornings 6 am - Bean Traders Coffee Shop - Tempo workout
- Saturday Mornings 7 am – Fleet Feet Durham or Carrboro (Location always announced in weekly newsletter) – Long Run - optional to do with the group/can do on your own
What to expect at Saturday Long Runs:
The Saturday Long run focus is on time on your feet. We use the long run to build up our endurance so that we can finish our distance races healthy and happy! Overall, these long runs should be at a very easy pace. We don’t want to race through the long runs because it will ultimately come to us feeling like we’ve ‘raced’ every weekend - our bodies will be tired and it increases the likelihood of injury. These long runs are fully supported with a Key Drop at the store, Water and Nuun (electrolyte drink) stops on the course, turn-by-turn directions, and access to your Coaches for questions, advice, jokes, etc. A sample route can be found here. Typically, we run loops from a central point so that we can have access to bathrooms/aid stations/coaches. This also allows our participants to train together, while doing different distances. For example the Half Marathoners may be running 8 miles while the Full Marathoners will do 12 miles - both groups will run 8 together, and then the Fullers will continue on for another 4 miles. We’re also able to accommodate different training distances this way, you still get the support of the group but can train for your goal race.
Participants must be comfortable running at least 6-8 (Half) or 8-10 (Full) miles on their own. Participants must be 18 or older. Please contact the Training Program Coordinator, Nora (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.