SMART Goals in 2015

SMART Goals in 2015!

It's that time of year when optimism strikes and we promise ourselves that our New Year's resolutions will (definitely) work out this time. Never mind that last year a work project got in the way, or the year before that your kids' activities interfered and your resolution was abandoned by February 1... and you know the drill.

About 45% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution - some of the most popular include weight loss, healthy eating and exercising. Only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions; University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals. There are plenty of reasons a person may not stick to their resolution, but often the goal was decided upon without a plan. This year, let us help you set SMART goals to meet your active resolution in 2015!

S = Specific: Your goal should be as specific as possible. Make it a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or Personal Best in a distance.

M = Measurable: How will you measure your goal? All of our training programs set a "goal race" at the end of the program to keep you focused and accountable.

A = Attainable: Goals should push you, but it is important that they are achievable. We take pride in helping you safely increase your fitness level to minimize injury risk.

R = Relevant: Is your goal realistic and relevant to your life? It is important to identify the resources you need to achieve your goal. Our group workouts strive to enhance your running/walking experience on every level, offering proven success in a fun and supportive social environment. In addition to detailed training plans, each program incorporates educational components, speakers, and weekly email communication so our participants leave with more knowledge and information than when they started.

T= Time Frame: Do you have a time frame listed on your SMART Goal? Commit yourself to a distance, and we determine the time frame for you. Our programs range from 8-12 weeks and are designed specifically to meet the unique needs of runners and walkers.

Happy New Year - I hope to see you in 2015!

- Megan Dolan, Director of Training Programs
Fleet Feet Sports Madison & Sun Prairie

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Winter Warriors 5K/10K Training - NEW FOR 2015!

Fleet Feet Sports will build you into a WARRIOR this winter. Whether you're a new runner looking to maintain or expand on your current fitness level, or a seasoned athlete who needs motivation to get outside in the colder months, this is the program for you! With the accountability of your team, the holiday slump will be non-existent! Weekend runs are coordinated on time and effort level - so all levels of runners will find success. In addition to organized group runs, our participants leave with more fitness knowledge and become strong warriors by the end of training!

  • Goal Race: Madison Shamrock Shuffle on March 15, 2015
  • Program Duration: January 7, 2015 - March 15, 2015
  • Registration Deadline:  January 5, 2015

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New Balance No Boundaries 5K Training

Fleet Feet Sports and New Balance have partnered to create a nationally recognized, award winning 5K training program. The goal is to help you cross the finish line of a 5K race in 12 weeks, complete with a detailed training schedule, two coached workouts per week, programs for all levels of walkers and runners, educational seminars, and a great team of motivators. Running and walking for exercise is one of the best lifestyle choices you can make - let us help you get moving! 

Whether you’re looking for a routine that fits into your daily life, or you just need a little more accountability to keep you motivated- this program offers both. We offer different training plans for walking, interval running, and running. In addition, each group workout will include strengthening circuits and stretching to help build a stronger YOU! 

NEW! Try it before you buy it! Test-Drive Saturday! We’re so confident you’ll love the program (and find success while you’re at it!) that we will be hosting an event that gives you the opportunity to actually try a No Boundaries workout before the program begins!

  • Info Sessions: February 18 @ 7:15pm (both Fleet Feet Sports Madison & Fleet Feet Sports Sun Prairie) February 23 @ 7:15pm (Fleet Feet Sports Sun Prairie)
    February 25 @ 7:15pm (Fleet Feet Sports Madison)
  • Goal Race: Inaugural Twilight 5K on May 23, 2015
  • Program Duration: March 4, 2015 – May 23, 2015
  • Early Bird Registration Ends: February 15, 2015

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Force of Orange: 10K, Half Marathon & Full Marathon Training

Fleet Feet Sports and Orange Shoe Personal Fitness are teaming up once again for our annual Force of Orange training program! All levels of running experience are welcome!

Our Force of Orange training program meets twice a week and is designed to prepare runners for their first ever endurance event or to help seasoned runners meet a new performance goal. In addition to detailed training plans, each program incorporates educational components, speakers, weekly email communication, and expert coaching and pacing to help inspire and motivate you along the journey.

Not sure if FOO group training is right for you? Join us for some pre-training runs (FREE!) to gain insight into the FOO experience! Dates coming in February 2015.

  • Goal Races:Program Duration: February 28, 2015 - May 24, 2015
    • 10K: Twilight 10K (May 23, 2015)
    • Half: Madison Half Marathon (May 24, 2015)
    • Full: Green Bay Marathon (May 17, 2015)
  • Early Bird Registration Ends: February 9, 2015

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SpeedPLAY

Don't let the name scare you, SpeedPLAY is not just for “fast” runners, it is open to ANYONE who wants to work on becoming more efficient while challenging their current running pace.

Speed work is an important part of any training routine. Speed work doesn’t just make you run faster. Speed work makes you fitter, increases the range of movement in your joints, makes you more comfortable at all speeds, and it will ultimately help you to run harder for longer. These sessions have been carefully designed to be beneficial to those who specialize in any distance and can be utilized by ANY level of runner. In addition, interval type training is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories!

Our SpeedPLAY Training Programs are a great way to stay race ready and mix up your weekly running miles while becoming a more well-rounded runner. The 8-week SpeedPLAY Training Program blocks are offered 3x/year and can easily compliment any of our training programs offered throughout the year (5K – full marathon). 

You can sign up for all three blocks at once, or choose a block based on your personal goals and racing calender.

Spring Block: (April 7, 2015 – May 28, 2015)
Summer Block: (June 9, 2015 – July 30, 2015)
Fall Block: (August 11, 2015 – October 1, 2015)

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