Fall 2013 8k Training Program

Goal Race: Will Chamberlin Memorial Santa Stroll 8k on December 21 in Bishop, GA

Race info available HERE

Training begins on October 16, 2013.  Practices will be held from the store on Wednesday evenings at 6pm & Saturday mornings in the Bottleworks Shopping Center at 8:00am (alongside the Athens Road Runners Saturday morning runs). 

You can register HERE by creating a Fitvil account (or use your existing account) and then signing up for the training program!

Along with your registration, membership to the Athens Road Runners for the remainder of 2013 is included!  Click on the logo to check out the ARR website to see all the great things they're doing for the Athens running community.

We will host an informational meeting on October 9th in the store at 6:00pm.

 Fleet Feet Athens 8k Training Program is structured to help you cross the finish line in just 10 weeks!  Along the way we’ll provide you with motivation to keep you moving, guidance and advice, weekly group training runs, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury. Plus, you’ll have the camaraderie of others just like you. 

This 15th annual race is a certified flat & fast course that’s also a Peachtree 10k qualifier!!  Five Georgia state running records were set on this course in 2012.



Q: What is the cost of the registration?

A: The cost of the entire training program is $75.00.  The registration includes prizes, giveaways, coupons, offers, incentives, expert coaching and mentor assistance.

Q: If I am already running this distance but I am looking for a group to train with is this program right for me?

A: Yes, if you want even more of a challenge we'll fine tune the 8K distance and include education on more advanced training techniques.  Rather than building endurance you will work on strength and stamina.

Q: If I miss workouts, or I have to consistently miss one of the days of our weekly meetings does that mean I cannot be involved in the program?

A: Of course you can still be involved!  We would love to have every trainee at every run, but understand that life and obligations may get in the way.  Just make sure that you are completing your training runs independently so you don’t fall behind on your progress!  Also, let your coach and mentors know when you expect to miss so we don’t worry about you!

Q:  How do I register?

A: Registration is open and can be found HERE.

Q: What if I have to miss the informational meeting?

A: No big deal!  Just come to the first workout and we can get you up to speed then.  The informational meeting is intended for people who still need to know more before they commit to registering.  If you already know you want to get involved, there is no need for you to come to that meeting.

Q: Can I come to the first workout before deciding to register?

A: If we still have open spots then of course!  We are confident after you see what the programs are all about that you will want to get involved.

Q: What does the training schedule look like?

A: We will be starting at small mileages and building over the course of the program.  It will never change suddenly or dramatically and you will always be well prepared for any increase distance. 

Q:  Where do we meet?

A:  We'll meet at Fleet Feet on Wednesdays at 6:00pm & 8:00am Saturday mornings at the Bottleworks Shopping Center (off Prince Ave.) alongside the Athens Road Runners Saturday morning run.  Any changes will be communicated well in advance.

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