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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.

The opportunity for a fresh start is here; commit to a healthier lifestyle this 2022. Set goals and achieve them with ASP Running Academy brand new classes in 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon in-person.

Whether you’re training for a road race, getting back into a solid fitness routine, or just getting started — all of our classes accommodate all levels of running, along with the proper guidance you need that will help you achieve your goals.

Our classes will utilize V-Dot, a web-based program facilitated by your running coaches. All of your workouts are accessible whether by computer or by phone. Each program provides flexibility, expert coaching, accountability, socialization, personal convenience, motivation, and a running community that will prepare you to successfully complete your race. Our Running Academy coaches have helped countless academy members achieve their running and fitness goals over the years. 

ASP Running Academy also has interactive, virtual programs starting this Saturday and every Saturday in 5k & 10k, half, or full marathon classes as well that provide the flexibility that meets and exceeds your personal goals, with virtual expert coaching, accountability, socialization, motivation, and personal convenience.

ALL PROGRAMS UTILIZE
° Web-based “VDOT” Interactive Program connected by STRAVA (free), GARMIN, or COROS.
° Private group STRAVA page that tracks all your activities while being socially connected to motivate and elevate one another.
° Scheduled  3 days per week run/walk your favorite route, treadmill, track, or trails during the week. You have the flexibility and convenience at any time, at your pace.
° Scheduled 1 day per week in-person training every Saturday if you are participating in the in-person classes.
° Pre & Post workout stretch plans, and sport-specific strength training assignments.
° Scheduled 2 days per week sport-specific strength training workouts. Designed to strengthen running muscles and prevent injuries.
° Videos and handouts to guide you through your workouts.
° Scheduled 1 day dedicated to recovery with instructions to help you maximize your fitness gains.
° Fun and informative in-person workshops along with Zoom group meeting workshops and FB Live Videos, led by Running Academy Coaches, Team Doctors, and A Snail’s Pace Running Shop Associates on subjects such as sport-specific training, injury prevention, nutrition, gear, and more.
° Bi-weekly voluntary virtual races if you would like to participate to gauge progress.
° 10% discount on all store purchases during the duration of your program.
For more information contact michelle.montiel@asnailspace.net 
To enroll in a class: 
https://asnailspace.net/running-academy/
Fees are as follows:
5K/10K- $125
Half Marathon- $149
Full Marathon- $199

Upcoming events (4+)

Snails 5 & 10K Training - Week 2

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Hi Runners! This week we're meeting at the west end of Yorba Regional Park, off Fairmont and La Palma, adjacent to the softball fields. We'll start out with a Good Form Running workshop, head out on our run and finish up by doing a video of your running form and providing feedback. Here are the distances and run/walk intervals for this Saturday.

5K group - 35 minutes with 4 minute walk and 1 minute run intervals.

10K group - 55 minutes with 3:30 minute run and 1:30 minute walk intervals.

Please check your VDOT calendar for the weekday workouts. Consistency is the key to developing fitness, so I encourage you to complete these workouts.

Summer weather is upon us and it is important to stay hydrated throughout the week, not just during you Saturday long runs. Please make sure to bring fluids with you on our long runs. There are several ways to carry your hydration on the run and I'll bring examples of hand held bottles, a waist pack and hydration pack for you to take a look at. I'll also bring extra NUUN if you want to try putting electrolyts in your water. I'll also have waters in a ice chest for post run hydration.

Coach Dave and I are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Long Beach Half Week 2

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Hello Runners! Welcome to week 2 of our training. Today we will have a workshop on Good Form Running. We will also be running a 4 mile easy pace run. This run should be done at a conversational pace. If you can say out loud the ABCs without gasping, you are going at the right speed.

Speaking of speed, at midweek, you can run at your regular pace and it should be faster. As endurance runners, most of your mileage should be at a conversational pace. Building time on feet is the key.

Please check out the Vdot workouts, if you need to change things up, there is a feature for that. We have two days this week of strength training. The movements are identical to the warm-ups but can be done deeper and or slower for more muscle activation or use. You can do 3-5 sets or as little as 2 sets of each exercise. It is best to do these before your run to warm up and activate your running muscles. If you do them afterward, you will see where you are weak and need more work in that muscle grouping.

ASP Virtual Running Academy Classes Your Way

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ASP Running Academy has classes beginning every Saturday.

Join one of our interactive training programs in 5k & 10k, half, or full marathon classes that prepare you to meet and exceed your personal goals, designed for virtual expert coaching, accountability, socialization, motivation, and convenience.

Our classes utilize V-Dot, which is a web-based program facilitated by your certified running coach Michelle Montiel. Michelle has been coaching for A Snail's Pace Running Academy for 18 years and has helped countless Academy members achieve their running and fitness goals. Through the assistance of V-dot, all of your workouts will be in one easy to access and follow location on your phone and computer.
Sign up and start your training today! Training schedules begin every Saturday.

program details
° Web-based "VDOT" Interactive Program connected by STRAVA(free) or GARMIN
° Private group STRAVA page that tracks all your activities while being socially connected to motivate and elevate one another
° Scheduled 3 days per week run/walk (your favorite route, treadmill, track, or trails, you have the flexibility and convenience at any time, at your pace
° Pre & Post workout stretch plans and sport-specific strength training assignments
° Scheduled 2 days per week sport-specific strength training workouts, designed to strengthen running muscles and prevent injuries
° Videos and handouts to guide you through your workouts
° Scheduled 1 day dedicated to recovery with instructions to help you maximize your fitness gains
° Fun and informative Zoom group meeting workshops and FB Live Videos, led by Running Academy Coaches, Team Doctors, and A Snail's Pace Running Shop Associates on subjects such as sport-specific training, injury prevention, nutrition, gear, and more.
° Bi-weekly voluntary virtual races if you would like to participate to gauge progress
° 10% discount on all store purchases during the duration of your program

additional details & information & sign upThis is a paid class which requires enrollment from the link below***
Visit www.asnailspace.net/virtual-academy
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Good Form Running Workshop

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“Isn’t buying a pair of running shoes enough? Why should I learn how to run properly?” It’s a little like saying, “Well, I don’t have a pilot’s license, but I just bought this sweet helicopter, so let’s hope for the best!” Knowing the dos and don’ts of running and biomechanics are just as important as a good pair of running shoes!

How you arch your back, bend your elbows, and strike the ground can help take a huge weight off your shoulders while running…like literally. Our workshops aim to take you through the four basic steps when it comes to improving your form:
Posture: Making sure your body is tall and not slouched.
Mid-Foot: This part is all about landing beneath your hips and gently onto your forefoot.
Cadence: Taking more steps while shortening your stride.
Lean: You’re not trying to “French Fry” into a pool, be sure your body is balanced, is in check, and you are leaning slightly forward with your eyes looking ahead.

You will be recorded on video so we can give you tips on how to improve in the four areas of Good Form Running.

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Run Club Tues. Night Fun Run @ Brea

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