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A Snail's Pace Running Academy offers a medically based, structured training program for runners/walkers of all levels. Our goal is to safely train each individual and help them accomplish their own "A Fitness Lifestyle" goals.


In the Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach area classes are offered in two locations; 1 Main St. (Huntington Beach Pier, next to the flagpole), Huntington Beach, 92648 and Back Bay Loop-Muth Interpretive Center 2301 University Dr., Newport Beach 92660. Tuesday classes are at the Pier 6pm and Saturday classes are at the Back Bay loop 7am.

Classes offered are:

5K Walking /Running Training: This is a 8 week class meeting 2 times per week. Our goal, in addition to having fun, is to assist you in increasing your overall health profile.

Half Marathon Training is a 16+ week, 1x a week group. We can help you complete your first half marathon or prepare you to improve upon a previous events time. As with all of our courses, we are very goal oriented. Classes are held Saturday 7am at the Back Bay Loop.

Marathon Training is a 20+ week, 1x a week group. We offer multiple training schedules depending on the ability of the runner. We are here to challenge you but safely guide you through your training. Classes are held Saturday 7am at the Back Bay Loop.

We will not only get you to the start line of the race, but prepare you to successfully complete your event and be stronger in your day to day activities.


A Snail's Pace Running Academy is officially sponsored by BROOKS RUNNING. All participants will receive:

-a Brooks Technical Training Shirt with the Running Academy Logo

-a Brooks Technical Training Cap,

-a discount coupon worth $15.00 off Brooks shoes at any A Snail's Pace Running Shop,

-a coupon worth $15.00 off any purchase of $50 or more at A Snail's Pace Running Shop.

-you will receive 10% off of all purchases made at any A Snail's Pace Running Shop while you are a participant of the Running Academy

All coaches are CPR certified. You also have access to a full line of Medical Professional who work directly with all A Snail's Pace Running Academy Coaches and Athletes.

-Structured, "goal oriented" training schedules.

-We also provide your with informative workshops based on your goal oriented needs.

Enrollment fee for all programs is as follows: 5K training- $99, Half Marathon- $149 and Full Marathon- $199.


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RA102 FV Week11 session1
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Hi snails hot week !! Please drink plenty of water, today you will have the honer to run with coach Noelle. Most of you know her before from our RA102 last acedemy. Today's work out 45 minutes run. Use 18 minute warm up at an easy pace at 6:1 ratio or 7:1. Next 22 minutes run the whole duration without any walk break if possible, and use the last 5 minutes as a cool down Have a great run, I will see you guys Thursday. Colla[masked]

RA 102 FV Week2 session2
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Huntington Beach Pier

Hello !!! Hi guys I hope you have a good recovery Wednesday. Thursday workout: We will use the same warm up, easy Run/Walk at 4:1 Ratio for 45 minutes. On the second half, add a 30 second surge immediately following the scheduled walk break. The final 5 minutes of the workout is to cool down. A surge is a gradual increase in pace but not a sprint. If you guys have any questions please let me know. See you soon!!!! Coach Colla[masked]

RA101 5K Training Week 10 Session 1
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Huntington Beach Pier (North)

Good morning snails, Week 10 - going strong - 10 minutes of stretching and cooling down with 2 - 25 minuted intervals - out and back - We are still working on 2 minutes of walking and 3 minutes of running. I hope you have been doing your cross training during the week as well. It all helps with cardi and stamina. Ok, so plan on being out this evening for a little over and hour. Bring and drink your water. See you on the snail trail, Coach Terri [masked]

RA101 FV Week 9 Session 1
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Huntington Dog Beach

Here we go, Week 9! Your progress towards your goals has been inspiring. I truly love running with you all because I can see your determination, struggle, and growth. Struggle is important because as you move through it, you become stronger as a runner and in all areas of life. This week we will still be at 2:3 intervals for a full 40 minutes. Tuesday night will be very warm so start hydrating early in the day so you are good to go. See you Tuesday!

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