Welcome to Fleet Feet 5k Fast Training Program.
Are you looking to take the next step in your training? Are you looking to improve your next 5k time? Are you looking for a more performance oriented group to train with? Are you ready to increase your mileage beyond a 5k distance? If you’re interested in any of the above, join our 5k Fast training program!
This program is designed for graduates of our 5k Finish program, for those who are able to complete 3 miles at a steady pace with no walk breaks, and those that have raced at least one 5k in the past eight months.
This 6-week training program is designed to help you increase your speed, race day preparation, competitive skill and racing strategy. At the end of the program, you will be ready for our goal race. Our training incorporates different techniques and tools in order to further enjoy running and to improve your performance. The workouts will last about an hour and a half to two hours as we increase mileage throughout the season. Additionally, you will receive expert coaching/mentoring to help inspire and motivate you on this training journey!
Program Dates: August 25-October 5
Goal Race: San Jose Rock and Roll 5K
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Learn more about what to expect by attending the Information Meeting- Choose the date that works best for you! Info meetings are not mandatory, registered & non-registered participants welcome to attend.
- Wednesday, August 21st at 6pm
When We Meet:
You will have an opportunity to train with the group 2 days a week and will receive a week by week training plan to follow during the days we do not meet as a group.
- Sunday Morning Run- 8:00 am at Fleet Feet Pleasanton
- Thursday Night Workout- 6:30 pm Pleasanton Middle School Track
(Any alternate locations will be emailed well in advance)
What to expect at Sunday Long Runs:
We use the long run to build up our endurance so that we can finish our 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 as it increases the likelihood of injury. You can expect your Coach to lead the way and help set the pace. These long runs are fully supported with a key drop at the store, water and Nuun (electrolyte drink), turn-by-turn directions, and access to your coaches for questions, advice, jokes, etc.
What to expect at Thursday Speed Workouts:
The focus of the Thursday workout is to work on our speed and power when running. Whether you’re looking to finish your 3 mile+ distance race or your fastest 5k- building a speed workout into your training is important. You work different muscle groups (fast twitch vs. slow twitch muscles), build endurance in your legs and lungs, and it helps keep our training from getting stale. We’ll cover a variety of workouts such as Speed Repeats, Hill Repeats, Fartleks, tempo runs, etc. We focus on effort above anything during these workouts.
Cost: $60 early sign up (does not include the race entry fee) $70 after August 1st. Use promo code 5kfast for savings. For questions or participants under 18, please contact Scout Judd, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jahdai Bolds, Jahdai306@gmail.com before registering.
- No refunds or exchanges.
- Limited to 50 participants.
- Registration fee does not include race entry fee.