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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+)

A Snail's Pace Wed. Night Fun Run @ Fountain Valley Store

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Come run with us. Everyone is invited; fast, slow, and everyone in between! We meet at A Snail's Pace Running Shop, 8780 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley at 6 pm and start the run at 6:15 pm.

AFTER THE RUN, many of us go to a local eatery to socialize with a beer, glass of wine, or appetizer/dinner after our run depending on the turnout.

And on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of every month, we have a post-run get-together at Round Table Pizza, 16122 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach to share our recent races & future race plans while we refuel. Show up between 7-7:30 PM. This is an un-hosted get-together.

A Snail's Pace Wednesday Night Fun Run @ Mission Viejo

Needs a location

Come run with us.

Everyone is invited; fast, slow, and everyone in between!

We meet at the Mission Viejo A Snail's Pace Running Shop at 6:00 pm and start the run at 6:15 pm. It's an out-and-back route on the Aliso Creek Bikeway, finishing back at A Snail's Pace before 7:00 pm for light refreshments.

Bring a headlamp or other light device because it is dark now when we run!

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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A Snail's Pace Wednesday Night Fun Run @ Mission Viejo

Needs a location

Come run with us.

Everyone is invited; fast, slow, and everyone in between!

We meet at the Mission Viejo A Snail's Pace Running Shop at 6:00 pm and start the run at 6:15 pm. It's an out-and-back route on the Aliso Creek Bikeway, finishing back at A Snail's Pace before 7:00 pm for light refreshments.

Bring a headlamp or other light device because it is dark now when we run!

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Strength & Conditioning for Runners Workshop

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