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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 Brea area classes are offered 7 AM Saturday mornings and 6 PM Tuesday evenings. These classes meet at 130 S. State College Blvd., Brea (in the parking lot behind the office buildings).

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 130 S.St.College Blvd., Brea.

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 130 S.St.College Blvd., Brea.

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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RA/201 Brea Half Marathon Training Taper & Race Prep

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Hey runners! What a great pace today. Good Job keeping it slower to properly taper. As your body absorbs the training from the last 12 weeks, these last two taper weeks are important to take it easy. Don’t start anything new with the increased energy you are likely to feel as our mileage shortens a bit. The taper is designed to cut back on mileage to allow your body to repair and rest for the race. For each mile run, it takes your body a day of recovery. After the 12 miler, you still may feel a bit sore or tender, this is normal, but if it lingers, please let me know. Paying attention to your body during these two weeks is good management of an athlete’s mind. If you find you have way more energy than usual, you should, but be careful not to over do it, this is the time for you to read more on running, plan your race strategy, watch a movie about running, etc. Just don’t do household projects, extra errands, yard work, etc. Resist the urge to spend that energy, save it for race day. Next week, let’s go to Coco’s after the run and we can talk more on race-day strategies, different scenarios, etc. Race Prep for each of you may look different. Harmeet, you are still welcome to join us, you are part of us now and I remember you aren’t racing. :) Here’s the workouts this week: Christine - We talked about 3 miles on Tuesday and Thursday, but keep the pace easy. Sunday - 3 miles easy recovery run Monday - 30 min SCR Tuesday - 4 miles MEDIUM pace run Wednesday - 30 min SCR Thursday - 4 miles MEDIUM pace run Friday - off Saturday - 6 miles taper easy run, breakfast at Coco’s for Race Prep Chat. We can also set a date for our post-race Chat-Chow so we can hear each of our race-day war stories. We know our group would love to hear our mile-by-mile breakdown of our race, as only a fellow-runner can appreciate. LOL Have a GREAT EASTER! And take it easy, save it for race-day!!!!! ~Coach Byrd

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