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Flying Feet Running Program - Winter-Spring 2020

Wed January 1 - Wed April 1 Westminster, MD 21157 US Directions

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Westminster, MD US 21157


Program Summary – Flying Feet, coordinated by coach Dave Griffin, is a running program for runners of all paces and experience levels.  Griffin has over 40 years of running experience and over 15 years of experience coaching runners.  Flying Feet has two primary areas of focus:

  • Bring 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 are universal, and non-elite runners can gain significant benefits by using them.
  • Teach how running experiences can help a person live life more fully.

Training Plans – Training plans will be provided for race distances ranging from the 5K to the Marathon.  The plans will include detailed instructions so that participants can use the plans effectively. 

Coached Workouts – Weekly coached workouts will be offered.  Each workout will be planned so that, over the course of the season, runners receive the training benefits required to prepare for target races.  In addition to the workout itself, instruction will be provided to help runners learn the fundamental concepts of training.  These sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 and some Saturday mornings at 7:00 in Westminster, MD.  A complete schedule of coached workouts will be provided at the start of the season. 

Flying Feet Handicap Race Series – The summer/fall 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.  We will use a handicap start, meaning slower runners will be given a head start over faster ones.  In this way, every runner has a chance to cross the finish line first.  A team structure will be offered for those who wish to participate.  Top finishers and teams in each race will receive awards.

Registration fees, deadlines, and participation limits – The fee for this program is $160 if registered prior to January 3, 2020.  The fee will increase to $175 after this date.  There is a 75-runner participation limit.  If the participation limit is not reached, registration will close on Saturday, February 15.

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