Fleet Feet Sports,Orange Shoe Personal Fitness and Nike are teaming up once again for our annual Force of Orange training program! All levels of running experience are welcome! This program is tailored to getting participants to the Run Madtown Events (half marathon and Twilight 10K) and Green Bay Full Marathon. However, you are welcome to join us if you are preparing for another spring running event.
We are excited to bring back FOO Fights for Gilda’s and provide you with the option to fundraise as part of your 10K or Half Marathon journey. Are you prone to injuries or need some guidance building a solid strength foundation in preparation for your spring event? – Check out Strength for Runner’s add-on option. Want a more personalized training plan or more specificity in each workout? – Check out the Training Plan Customization add-on option.
Feb 25, 2017 – May 28, 2017 (12 weeks).
Kick-Off Party: Feb 25, 2017 @ 8:30am Fleet Feet Sports Madison
First Group Run: Sunday, Feb 26 (Half/Full), Wednesday, March 1 (10K Training)
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2017
*Planning on running a different spring race and need an adjusted training plan? Consider checking out the Training Plan Customization option from Orange Shoe Personal Fitness.
TRAINING PROGRAM RATES*: 10K Early Bird: $119 (until Feb 1)Regular Rate: $134 (Feb. 2 - Feb 20)Late Registration: $149 (Feb 21 and after)
Half/Full Marathon Early Bird: $129 (until Feb 1)Regular Rate: $144 (Feb 2 – Feb 20)Late Registration: $159 (Feb 21 and after)
*Training program fee does not include registration into the goal races or races built into the training plans
Races built into the FOO 2017 Training Plans – in addition to the goal races
Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K (March 12, 2017)
Lake Monona 5K/20K (May 6, 2017)
GROUP RUNS: 2x/week
Wednesday – 6PM (10K + Half/Full Marathon)
Saturday – 8AM (10K Only)
Sunday – 7:30AM (Half Marathon & Full Marathon Only)
The 10K and Half/Full Marathon will have separate coaches. Weekend meeting locations will rotate between west, central, and east areas of Madison. Wednesday group runs will be centrally located in Madison except for days we have a seminar and/or event.
Other Highlights of the Training Program Include:
BASE MILEAGE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF FOO TRAINING:
These recommendations are in place to help you stay healthy and injury free throughout the season and build on an existing fitness foundation. If you have any questions or concerns about these recommendations, please contact Megan: Director of Training Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10K: 2 mile long run, 6 mile weekly average
Half Marathon: 4 mile long run, 6 mile weekly average
Full Marathon: 8-10 mile long run, 18 mile weekly average
All participants registered for FOO by February 1, 2017 will receive pre-program build-up schedules to work on individually to help prepare for the first group run. Due to the duration of the training program (12 weeks in total), those interested in the full training are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to register by February 1, 2017 in order to receive the pre-program schedule to build safely and properly for the first FOO group run.
For those registering after February 1, 2017, you will receive the pre-program build up schedules shortly after registration.
Questions about Force of Orange 2017