5K Training Group Summer 2023

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5K Training Group Summer 2023

Our Fleet Feet Bloomington 5K Training Program is an 8-week program designed to help you cross the finish line of your first 5K, cross it again after taking time off from running, or help seasoned runners meet a new performance goal. Program options include Beginner & Intermediate 5KWhether you are brand new to exercise or are currently doing a run/walk routine this program is for you! 

We believe it is important to train with a goal in mind, usually (but not always) that goal is a race. For this program our graduation race will be St Jude Run/Walk on Saturday September 23, 2023. However, you can also use this program to train for any race you choose or just to run with great people.

There will be an optional informational session on Tuesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the store. Come learn more details about the program to determine if it is the right one for you. The first workout will be Tuesday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. 

Program Details

When: Weekly group training runs will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays.

Where: The group will meet at Fleet Feet Bloomington, Tipton Park, Rosa Parks Commons, Rollingbrook Park and other locations in Bloomington-Normal. Participants will receive a program calendar that highlights where the group will meet each week as well as weekly email reminders.

Program Cost: $70  // Program cost does not include race registration fees.

Additional Info: The Beginner and Intermediate programs incorporates a walking warm-up and cool-down and run/walk intervals. Over the course of eight weeks participants will build up to 3.5 miles.  Participants should be able to comfortably walk at least 15 minutes at the start of our program. 

 As part of this Fleet Feet Bloomington Training Program, you receive:

**An eight week 5K training plan with weekly workouts for running, cross training, and recovery
**Twice a week runs with a coach and mentor-guided training sessions
**The camaraderie of others that are excited to be running with other people!
**Educational information on running form, running motivation, nutrition, hydration and more
**Support from coaches and other participants to answer individual questions and help motivate you on your training journey
**Program technical shirt and other great swag
**A 15% store discount for the duration of the program (excludes sale items and electronics)
**Facebook group for participants only and access to a training program graduates Facebook group after program completion

If you have any questions or for more information please email our Training Program Coordinator Julie Zei at (training@fleetfeetbloomington.com)

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