Would you be more likely to attend a 5k training program if it was closer to where you live? My hope is that the answer to that question is YES. One of the most rewarding things I have done is to help people achieve their goal of completing a 5k. It doesn’t matter if it is your first 5k or your tenth because you are just coming back to the sport of running, the energy and excitement from this group cannot be matched.
As some of you know, I signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon that takes place on October 26. To help me prepare for this marathon I joined a marathon training group that meets at 6:30am on Sundays and is located about 30 minutes from where I live. This was probably not the best decision I have made because it has proven very difficult to get there for the long training runs. Between being away on several Sundays and the hour of the day they meet, I have missed several weeks. I completed all of the scheduled long runs but just not with the group. The feedback and support I have received and continue to receive from the coaches has been excellent. Unfortunately, I have missed out on the camaraderie of the group.
This got me to wonder if there were people out there that wanted to join a 5k training program and experience the camaraderie of a group but didn’t want to commit to an early morning or a longer commute to get there.
I am looking for feedback on how likely you would be to join a 5k training program that would be located in Simsbury near Iron Horse Boulevard date and time TBD based on your answers.
Please reply with your answer to the following questions:
- Would you join an 8-10 week 5k training program if it was located in Simsbury?
- Would you pay a fee to be a part of the program if there were benefits such as coaching, weekly emails with a training plan, running gear and discounts on running merchandise?
- What day of the week works best for you?
- What time of day works best for you?
Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!