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FAQs about NEW Coaching Program!

July 24, 2016 2:02 PM | Betsy Suda (Administrator)


The Florida Track Club is very excited to bring our members and the entire Gainesville Running an excellent opportunity to train in a supportive group and qualified coaches!



Here is some more info about the program:


Who can sign up?

Any runner can sign up.  All ages and abilities.  Everyone is welcome.  You do not need to be an FTC member (although this is HIGHLY encouraged!).  This program is for the entire running community.


What are the dates of the program?

The first practice will take place on August 7 (Sunday) and the final meeting will be at the Tom Walker Memorial Race Weekend on November 5th.


Do I need to compete in either of the races to be coached?

You do not need to race (although this is also strongly encouraged!).  The beginner program will get you ready for the 5k, while a more advanced program will be tailored to get you ready to race the half-marathon.


What is the cost and what does it cover?

The cost for the program is $100.  This is the same for both the 5k as well as the half-marathon program.  The 5k program will also cover your entry fee to the Tom Walker 5k race.  The $100 will provide you with 3 sessions of face- to-face high quality coaching each week for three months.  It’s a great deal!!!


How “beginner” is the 5k program?

This program was designed by our partners at OSMI (Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute) to take folks who have either never run seriously before OR who are recovering from a lengthy/serious injury.  The program starts with walking and builds to getting you ready to complete a 5k.  The emphasis is on building strength, stamina, and speed in a healthy and progressive way. 


How “advanced” is the half-marathon program? 

This program will be tailored to your half-marathon goals.  Both coaches are highly accomplished at both running and coaching runners at longer distances and can adapt training plans to fit your needs.


What if I cannot make all the practices?

You can choose your level of commitment to the program.  Obviously, the more you show up, the greater the likelihood you will see results, but you certainly won’t be penalized for missing practices if conflicts arise.  Unfortunately, we cannot pro-rate the program.  There is one set fee.


How can I sign up?

Visit the Florida Track Club website and fill out the form at the bottom of the page at http://floridatrackclub.org/Blog/4135387

Send completed form to Eddie and Enoch at: thefloridatrackclub@gmail.com

Can I come to a practice to see if the program seems like a good fit for me?

Yes, you can try out the first practice! But first, fill out the sign up form and sign the release waiver for insurance purposes.  Come to the first meeting on August 7th at 7:30AM and see how great it is to have a workout group and coaches!


The Florida Track Club is a member of the Road Runners Club Of America and the USA Track and Field Florida Association.


    

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