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. Thanks to our vendor sponsor New Balance for partnering with us for this speed training program!
Speed work is an important part of any training routine. Speed work doesn’t just make you run faster. It 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 many levels of runners. In addition, interval 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 stronger runner. The 8-week SpeedPLAY Training Program sessions are in the spring, summer and fall and can easily compliment any of our training programs offered throughout the year (5K – full marathon).
During SpeedPLAY you will not only be coached on how to execute and benefit from a variety of unique pace specific workouts (hills, intervals, tempo, fartleks, etc), but we will also cover topics such as dynamic warm ups, cool downs, and body maintenance products that supplement faster workouts.
SpeedPLAYis broken up into 3, 8-week sessions. Choose a session based on your personal goals and racing calendar or sign up for all 3 sessions and receive a discounted entry on the fall program. See schedule below.
SCHEDULE AND WORKOUT MEETING LOCATIONS: (Note: One week break between each session, except summer due to the 4th of July)
Spring Block | April 3, 2018 - May 22, 2018 | Fitvil Online Registration Open
Tuesdays: Fleet Feet Madison, 8440 Old Sauk Road @ 6:15PM-7:15PM
Tuesdays: Fleet Feet Sun Prairie, 2828 Prairie Lakes Dr @ 6:00pm-7:00PM
Summer Block | June 5, 2018 – July 31, 2018
Tuesdays: Location TBD @ 6:15PM – 7:00PM
Tuesdays: Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School Track, 220 Kroncke Dr Sun Prairie @6:00PM-7:00PM
Notes: June 5 we will meet at the Fleet Feet Stores. We will not meet the week of July 4th
Fall Block | August 7, 2018 - September 25, 2018
Tuesdays: Fleet Feet Madison, 8440 Old Sauk Road Madison @ 6:15PM-7:15PM
Tuesdays: Fleet Feet Sun Prairie, 2828 Prairie Lakes Dr @ 6:00pm-7:00pm
PROGRAM COSTS & Deadlines to Register:
DISCOUNT FOR ALL SESSIONS: Commit to all 3 sessions of SpeedPLAY and receive a Fleet Feet Running Club top and $20 OFF the fall SpeedPLAY session. We will provide you with a promo code to register for the fall program at a discounted rate at the conclusion of the summer session. You must commit to the fall session by August 3rd in order to receive the discount and running top.
MEET YOUR SPEEDPLAY COACHES:
Sydnie: Fleet Feet Madison
Coach Sydnie joined the Fleet Feet team in July of 2016 after moving back to Madison from the Seattle, Washington area where she attended Pacific Lutheran University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She has always harbored a great love for running, and participated in four years of cross country and track at Madison Memorial High School. Since then she has continued to run on her own, while also exploring other ways to stay active and still have fun. Sydnie loves a good challenge on a rock climbing wall, a sunny afternoon paddle boarding or kayaking, and even the occasional evening stroll. Since she began her journey with Fleet Feet, Sydnie has enjoyed leading the Wednesday night fun runs and Thursday night pub runs. She can't wait to coach Winter Warrior 5k/10k program and SpeedPlay in the new year. Happy Running!
Shannon: Fleet Feet Madison
Coach Shannon grew up in rural central Michigan, where she developed a love for running on the 7th grade track team. She ran cross country and track in high school, and then moved on to collegiate racing. She attended Hillsdale College, a Division II program, where she specialized in the 5K and 10K.
Upon graduating, she took her love of the sport and coached at the high school level. Still itching to race and train, Shannon helped to organize and launch a competitive post-collegiate running club called Playmakers Women's Racing Team.
Currently, Shannon enjoys running in all forms, from a 5K to a pub run with Fleet Feet to a marathon. Her favorite race was the Boston Marathon, which she was thrilled to experience in 2014. Other things she does for fun include reading, playing volleyball with her children, and traveling whenever possible.
David: Fleet Feet Sun Prairie
Originally from Waukesha, WI, David grew up as a runner participating in cross country and track in high school and college. More recently his training has switched to half and full marathons. In the fall of 2016, David qualified for the Boston Marathon (2018) at the Lakefront Marathon in Milwaukee. When not running, David enjoys brewing beer, kayaking and spending time at his cottage in northern Wisconsin. Some of his favorite races include the Rump Roast Run in Minocqua, Grandma's Marathon, and the Winter Run Series where he runs with his mother. David enjoys meeting new people through coaching SpeedPlay in Sun Prairie, participating in fun runs and pub runs at Fleet Feet and as a pacer for some Madison area half and full marathons.