Program Summary – 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 20 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 marathoner. 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. The training plans for this program will begin the week of June 26.
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 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 remote training program for those who are out of the area or who prefer to do workouts on their own. Participants of the remote program can run in Flying Feet races and may attend up to 5 coached workouts during the season.
Weekly Zoom Calls - Zoom calls are held everyone Monday at 6:00. Workouts are explained for those who need to do the workouts on their own, and a variety of running topics are discussed. These calls are recorded for those who wish to view them but who cannot attend.
Walking Program Option - For the first time, Flying Feet is offer an walking option. This allows walkers to experience the structure and support of Flying Feet, and it can be used as a way to transition from walking to running for those interested.
Registration fees and deadlines – The fees for the program are shown below for those who register by Saturday, June 10. Fees will increase after this date. Note – Flying Feet offers scholarships to those who wish to participate but who cannot afford to pay the registration fee.
- $185 - 21-week summer-fall registration
- $98 - 10-week summer only registration (with option to join for the remaining 11 weeks of the season for an additional $95)
- $145 - 21-week remote program
- $145 - 21-week walking program
- $65 - 10-week High School and College runners discount rate