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Completely NEW programs for 2017!

The goal of Running Central, the Illinois Valley Striders, and ShaZam Racing is to continue to push ourselves to provide the highest quality of training programs for the whole community. Consequently, we are excited to introduce our entirely revamped training program platform for 2017!!!!

This NEW robust series of training programs provide quality and relevant coaching in order to nurture, support, and inspire people of all ages and abilities to improve their overall health and wellness. That is why we are broadening the scope and increasing the number and frequency of training programs. Consequently, these programs will be more relevant and specific to your individual goals and personal availability.

This series of training programs is designed to provide participants with a systematic series of programs. Having a systematic and progressive program structure will provide participants a chance to “graduate” to the next level of training in order to accomplish new and exciting goals!  Therefore, we are offering the community a 4-Tier training platform that cycles throughout the year.

4-Tier Training Platform

  • [Winter Base Training – See below for details ]
  • NO More Excuses 5k Training

This 10-week program is to help people get started on the right foot. It begins as a walking program and progresses into a run-walk and then run program. This true beginner program is for people of ALL ages who are getting started in their health and fitness journey and are starting from square one.

  • RC Training 5k/10k Training

This 12 week program is for people who can currently run/jog 30 minutes non-stop and would like to improve their fitness and conditioning. This is a program that can also be geared toward bettering your 5k-10k performances.

  • RC Training for ½ Marathon & Marathon

This 14 week program is for people who are currently running ~15 – 20+ miles per week and would like to run their first ½ or full marathon OR for those who are looking to improve upon their current ½ or full marathon times.

  • BDI (Blair-Dog International) Training

This program focuses on heart-rate training and is contracted on a month-to-month basis. It is for dedicated and self-motivated (not to be confused with “talented,” “gifted,” or “pace per mile”) runners who are currently running 20+ miles per week and are looking to push themselves to their highest potential.

*Please note that NONE of these programs have minimums for ability or pace-per-mile.  These programs are inclusive to ALL people, ALL ages, ALL ability levels provided you have the appropriate base line fitness (ie, for the 5K/10K training, you are able to continually run for 30 minutes non-stop)  to begin the program.

Community

To complement these training programs, the Illinois Valley Striders will be hosting:

  • FREE community runs and social gatherings EVERY Wednesday night beginning Feb 15th.*

*Please watch the IVS Facebook page for location details as these locations will vary throughout the year.

Additionally, Running Central will be providing:

  •  FREE Saturday long runs to the community EVERY Saturday throughout the year starting on February 18th.**

**Please watch the Running Central Facebook page as these locations will vary throughout the year.

continue reading for the specifics of each program…

 

2017 RC Training Program Details

Winter Base Training

This 10 week training program is for those individuals who are looking for a structured program to help them jump start their training for the year. It is for individuals we have some experience with running and desire to build their regular mileage.

  • Participants are given a weekly schedule from the coach
  • Participants meet once per week (Tuesdays) with the coach of the program for a structured work-out
  • Participants communicate directly with the coach
  • Cost of the program is $75
  • PERKS of the program:
    • 10 week training schedule
    • Experienced coaching, accountability, feedback, and a great social network to build friends and training buddies
    • 15% discount on all regular priced and in-stock items at Running Central for the duration of the program

2017 Winter Base Schedule:

*Note: This program is offered on Tuesdays ONLY.

Click on the following link to register!

  • Q1 – Winter Base Jan 23 – April 1 Program meets 1x per week for a workout (Tuesday 5:45PM – this program is 10 weeks and is $75) – REGISTER HERE

No More Excuses 5k – THIS IS A BEGINNER PROGRAM!!!!

This 10 week program is for individuals who are looking to get started in the sport of running – this is a program for people who are starting from 0 miles per week. It begins as a walking program with brief and structured periods of running/jogging to build “continuous time on feet”.   From there, it progresses into a run-walk, and finally a continuous running program. This true beginner program is for people of ALL ages who are getting started in their health and fitness journey and are starting from square one.

*Please note this program is for ALL ages and for people who are looking for the coaching and support to begin their fitness journey.  This program is also fully inclusive to ALL people regardless of any physical or cognitive disabilities.  This program is PERFECT for previous and potential participants of Access Steam.

Participants will receive:

  • Participants are given a weekly schedule from the coach
  • Participants meet once per week with the coach of the program for a structured work-out
  • Participants communicate directly with the coach
  • Cost of the program is $250
  • PERKS of the program
    • 10 week training schedule
    • $125 toward one pair of shoes, at the beginning of the program, at Running Central***
    • $25 in total toward reflective/light product(s) at Running Central***
    • Experienced coaching, accountability, feedback, and a great social network to build friends and training buddies
    • 15% discount on all regular priced and in-stock items at Running Central for the duration of the program

***Getting fit for shoes at Running Central and reflective product is mandatory

2017 No More Excuses 5K Schedule:

*Note: This program is offered on either Monday OR Tuesday. Participants will register for ONE of the 2 days offered based on personal availability to attend practice.

Click on your choice of programs to register!

  • Q2 – April 10 – June 17 (Monday 5:45PM)REGISTER HERE
  • Q2 – April 10 – June 17 (Tuesday 5:45PM)REGISTER HERE
  • Q3 – June 26 – Sept 2 (Monday 5:45PM)
  • Q3 – June 26 – Sept 2 (Tuesday 5:45PM)
  • Q4 – Sept 11 – Nov 18 (Monday 5:45PM)
  • Q4 – Sept 11 – Nov 18 (Tuesday 5:45PM)

INTERESTED IN COACHING OR BEING A CAPTAIN? CLICK HERE

 

RC Training (5k-10k)

This 12 week training program is for those individuals who have been running and are looking for a structured program to help them improve and enjoy their running experience

  • Participants are given a weekly schedule from the coach
  • Participants meet once per week with the coach of the program for a structured work-out
  • Participants communicate directly with the coach
  • Cost of the program is $100
  • PERKS of the program:
    • 12 week training schedule
    • Experienced coaching, accountability, feedback, and a great social network to build friends and training buddies
    • 15% discount on all regular priced and in-stock items at Running Central for the duration of the program

2017 RC Training (5K-10K) Schedule:

*Note: This program is offered on either Tuesday OR Thursday. Participants will register for ONE of the 2 days offered based on personal availability to attend practice.

Click on your choice of programs to register!

  • Q2 – April 3 – June 24 (Tuesday 5:45PM) – REGISTER HERE
  • Q2 – April 3 – June 24 (Thursday 5:45PM)- REGISTER HERE
  • Q3 – July 10 – Oct 15 (Tuesday 5:45PM)
  • Q3 – July 10 – Oct 15 (Thursday 5:45PM)

INTERESTED IN COACHING OR BEING A CAPTAIN? CLICK HERE

 

RC Training – ½ Marathon & Marathon Training Program

This 14 week training program is to help participants complete and finish a ½ or full marathon.  Participants attending this program should be currently running 15 miles per week.

*Note: This program will also help anyone training for a 15k!

  • Participants are given a weekly schedule from the coach
  • Participants meet twice per week with the coach of the program for a structured work-out
  • Participants communicate directly with the coach
  • Cost of the program is $125
  • PERKS of the program
    • 14 week training schedule
    • Experienced coaching, accountability, feedback, and a great social network to build friends and training buddies!
    • 15% discount on all regular priced and in-stock items at Running Central during the length of the program

2017 RC Training (½ Marathon & Marathon) Schedule:

*Note: This program meets twice per week on Tuesday AND Thursday.

Click on your choice of programs to register!

  • Spring Program – Feb 13 – May 21 (Tuesday-Thursday 5:45PM) – REGISTER HERE
  • Fall Program – Jul 10 – Oct 15 (Tuesday-Thursday 5:45PM)

INTERESTED IN COACHING OR BEING A CAPTAIN? CLICK HERE

 

BDI Training

This program is for “dedicated” and “goal-oriented” runners.  “Dedicated” and “goal-oriented” has nothing to do with age, ability, or pace.  It is for people who are there to follow the workouts to a  “T” with the desire to improve their fitness and performance.

  • Schedules are provided by Greg White and Blair Gorsuch directly to the participants
  • Participants do these work-outs on their own (or with a group who they coordinate)
  • Coaches will come to the work-outs from time-to-time
  • Participants communicate directly with Greg and Blair
  • Participants pay a monthly fee for their schedules
  • PERKS of the program
    • Monthly personalized training schedule
    • 15% discount on all regular priced and in-stock items at Running Central during the length of the program

TO REGISTER – CONTACT GREG WHITE AND BLAIR GORSUCH 

Greg White: glw.bd13@gmail.com

Blair Gorsuch: blairgorsuch@gmail.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions about RC Training

 
What are the 3 different training programs?

  • No More Excuses
  • RC Training 5k/10k
  • RC Training 1/2 & Full Marathon

 

How long does each program last?

  • No More Excuses – 10 weeks
  • RC Training 5k/10k – 12 weeks
  • RC Training 1/2 & Full – 14 weeks

 

Who are the programs targeted for/what kind of weekly mileage should a person be doing to participate in each program?

  • No More Excuses – True Beginner – Walk-Run/Run-Walk/Running Program
  • RC Training 5k10k – Should be able to run for 30 continuous minutes right now – pace does not matter
  • RC Training 1/2 & Full – Should be running 15+ miles per week

 

What are the costs of the programs?

  • No More Excuses – $250 with $125 toward shoes and $25 for reflective product at Running Central (so really it’s $100)

*If shoes have been purchased from Running Central within 3 months of the program starting and are still in good condition, this fee can be waived  – please direct any questions to brian@runningcentral.com

  • RC Training 5k/10k – $100
  • RC Training 1/2 & Full – $125

 

What will the participants receive in the training programs?

  • Weekly training schedules emailed from the coach of the program
  • Weekly training tips on products and injury prevention to help improve your training and experience while exercising
  • Opportunity to join a private Facebook group for your specific training program where the workouts will be posted and additional training tips provided
  • 15% Discount at Running Central on ALL regular priced items *This discount begins on the Monday of the first week of the training program and continues thru the last Saturday of the program

*This discount applies to everyone on your Running Central account

 

How are workouts communicated to the training groups?

  • Via weekly emails AND there is a private Facebook group for EACH separate training program group

 

Why do I need shoes and reflective product to participate in No More Excuses?

  • We have found that the majority of injuries that occur in a beginner program are a direct result of improper footwear.
  • It is important for all of our participants to be safe and be seen.  Therefore, reflective gear is mandatory for all participants.

 

What if I already have shoes and reflective gear from Running Central?

 

If I want to do the Steamboat 15k, is there a program for me?

  • *4 week free bridge program for RCT 1/2 & Full from mid-May thru Steamboat AND it is not too late to join
  • OR one can do the 5k/10k program and talk with their coach about some extra mileage

 

If I have a family member/friend who has disabilities, can they participate in these programs?

  • Absolutely!!!  We have people with disabilities participating in ALL 3 programs!!!! Please contact Katie Van Cleve – katie@runningcentral.comto ensure you loved one is placed in the proper training program!

 

What if I did Building Steam and don’t really want to do a training program like this?

  • Join Run309 on Facebook!!!  It’s a FREE group sponsored by IVS and Running Central that supports EVERYTHING running AND walking!  They get together EVERY Wednesday night and Saturday morning of the year for a run/walk!!!

 

Where can a customer get more information about the training programs?

 

Where do I register?

  • Each section above has a “REGISTER” link to click on for the day of your choice!

 

Who do I contact for more information regarding the program?

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