Program Summary – This is a 21-week season starting the week of June 27th thru the week of November 14th. Flying Feet, coordinated by coach Dave Griffin, is a running program for runners of all paces and experience levels. Griffin has over 45 years of running experience and over 18 years of experience coaching runners. Flying Feet brings the training principles used by elite runners to the local running community. Though some modification is needed for most runners, the principles of running success and enjoyment are universal, and local runners can gain significant benefits by using them.
Training Plans – A variety of training plans will be provided so that all runners have a plan to use, whether they are new to running or an experienced racer. The plans will include instructions to help runners get started, and guidance is provided throughout the program. Weekly workouts are communicated for the coming week via email update.
Coached Workouts in Westminster and Littlestown – Weekly coached workouts will be offered. Each workout will be planned so that runners receive the training benefits required to make running more enjoyable and to reach racing related goals. In addition to the workout itself, instruction will be provided to help runners learn the fundamental concepts of training. Runners will have the option of meeting for workouts on Tuesday evening in Littlestown or Wednesday evening in Westminster. Coached workouts every third Saturday will be offered in Westminster.
Flying Feet Race Series – The season will include three club races for participants of this program at no additional cost. These races will be designed to assist with training goals, while helping participants practice the race tactics taught in training.
Flying Feet Remote Program – Flying Feet offers a virtual training program. For those participating in the remote program and others who wish to join, Monday evening Zoom calls provide workout instruction and help runners learn key training and racing principles. These Zoom calls will be recorded so that the recordings can be viewed by those who cannot attend the calls. Participants of the remote program can run in Flying Feet races and may attend up to 5 coached workouts during the season.
Registration fees and deadlines – The fees for the program are shown below. Those who register by June 12th will receive a custom running shirt. Remote runners must arrange to pick up shirt.
· $180 - 21-week winter-spring registration
· $95 - 10-week summer only registration (with option to join for the remaining 11 weeks of the season for an additional $95)
· $140 - 22-week remote program
· $60 - High School and College summer program