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If this is your first AJC Peachtree Road Race, you are aiming for a top 1,000 finisher mug, or just trying to stay in shape during the spring and summer, Atlanta Track Club's In-Training for Peachtree program is designed to meet your needs while training at home or in-person. The 11-week program combines structured long workouts with additional midweek workouts to help you reach your goals with the support of a community or without having to leave your neighborhood.
In 2021, the In-Training for Peachtree program will feature:
- In-person and virtual options
- Certified coaches to guide you while keeping you accountable
- Digital learning opportunities on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. led by Atlanta's running and walking experts
- Small group workouts throughout the city during the week and larger long workouts on Saturdays at two locations
- Additional customized training levels to meet your fitness, experience, and goals
- Workouts to prepare you for the AJC Peachtree Road Race or any summer 5K or 10K event
- Deals and discounts from running specialty stores and sponsors
- Daily text/email reminders of workouts powered by Final Surge
- Online platforms to build community and camaraderie
- Double-wall stainless steel water bottle courtesy Mizuno for new In-Training participants; returning participants get a sticker to add to your bottle to show your veteran status!
While event course limit paces will not be applied to the training program, we recommend that training participants be able to maintain 18-20 min/mile for at least a mile at the start of training.
Note: This training program does not include guaranteed entry into the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Date & Time
Begins April 19
- $75.00 (Virtual)
- $90.00 (In-Person)
- March 15 Registration opens
- April 18 Orientation - online at 7:00 p.m.
- April 19 Training sessions begin
- April 21 Regional, in-person, midweek workouts begin
- April 24 In-person, Saturday, long workouts begin
- May 9 Registration closes
- May 29 No practice
- July 4 AJC Peachtree Road Race
- Saturday Workout Locations: In-person participants select one location during registration. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to warm up and stretch.
- Atlanta Track Club Headquarters, 201 Armour Drive - 7:30 a.m.
- Alpharetta, 3600 Mansell Rd. Building 3, Big Creek Greenway - 7:30 a.m.
- Wednesday Workout Locations: In-person participants select one location during registration. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to warm up and stretch.
- Decatur, East Lake Marta Station (West Howard side), 2260 College Ave, Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m.
- Fowler Park, Cumming, Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m.
- Peachtree Middle School, Track, Dunwoody, Wednesdays - 5:30 p.m.
- Piedmont Park with Coach Amy, Active Oval, Wednesdays - 5:45 p.m.
- Piedmont Park, Active Oval, Thursdays - 6:00 a.m.
- Riverside Park, Roswell, Wednesdays - 6:30 a.m.
- Silver Comet Trail, Nickajack Elementary Trailhead, TBD
- Swift Cantrell Park, Flag Poles, Kennesaw, TBD
$75.00, virtual option
$90.00, in-person option
- Refund Policy: Training registration is non-refundable* and non-transferable.
- *Refunds are for medical reasons only and must be submitted with a physician's letter prior to the close of registration. A $25.00 processing fee will be retained.
- This training program does not include guaranteed entry into the 2021 AJC Peachtree Road Race.
- 11-week training program
- Tiered online training log to meet your goals and provide daily reminders of workouts
- Weekly In-Training newsletter with training tip video content and articles
- In-Training for Peachtree private Facebook group
- Online education including certified coach and Run Lead "ask me anything" sessions
- Presentations by our guests including time for questions and answers on various educational topics including proper footwear, apparel, nutrition, goal setting, injury prevention, recovery and more
- Run Lead and coach to check in on your progress at regular intervals
The program is open to runners and walkers of all abilities, experience levels and paces
- Walking: dedicated walkers focused on building fitness and increasing speed
- Level I: beginner runners and walkers 9:00-18:00 minutes per mile including intervals focused on completing the race
- Level II: runners and walkers 7:00-16:00 minutes per mile including intervals currently completing 15 or fewer miles per week
- Level III: experienced runners and walkers 7:00-16:00 minutes per mile including intervals currently completing 16-30 miles per week
- Level IV: advanced runners 5:00-10:00 minutes per mile pace currently completing 31+ miles per week and at least one speed work session or tempo run per week
We will kickoff the program with a 60-90 minute online orientation in which Coach Amy will discuss the program's routines and expectations, explain Final Surge and its benefits, and answer your training questions. The last 30 minutes will be for in-person participants only. Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Amy Begley, Atlanta Track Club, Lead Coach - In-Training Programs, Lead Coach - Olympic Development Team, 2008 Olympian - 10,000m Eric Heintz, Atlanta Track Club, Director - High Performance Eden Meyer, Atlanta Track Club, Olympic Development Team Athlete, Assistant Coach - In-Training ProgramsCoaches' Profiles
- Nutrition and hydration
- Injury prevention
- Goal setting
- Race day nerves
- Course strategy
- Sports bra basics
- The how's and why's of workouts
- Course preview
GUESTS AND SPEAKERS
- Alissa Pallidino, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM-CPT
- Amy Begley, Atlanta Track Club Head Coach, Elite and In-Training
- Eric Heintz, Atlanta Track Club Director, High Performance
- Dr. Josh Glass, CCSP, Georgia Sports Chiropractic
- Dr. Kacy Senders, PT, DPT, OCS, Precision Performance and Therapy
- Kelsey Smith, MS, RDN, LD
- Dr. Perry Julien, DPM, Atlanta Foot and Ankle Center
- Veteran Run Leads and more!
Become a Member
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Frequently Asked Questions
I am not technologically savvy. Will I be trained on how to use all of the digital tools in the program?
Yes! Orientation, online videos, downloadable documents, and more will take you through the process step-by-step to maximize your experience.
Do I have to type my workouts into Final Surge?
No, the platform will sync with your watch to allow for a seamless experience.
Customization and Coaching
What do you mean by customized or individualized coaching?
The program offers a variety of training levels based on mileage, experience, and goals. The program also provides the tools to customize your paces for easy runs and walks in addition to harder workouts such as tempos and speedwork. Participants have the ability to move training days based on their work and life schedules. While a certified coach will look after your training and keep you accountable, it is not a personal coaching program with unlimited access to the coach.
Are there opportunities for interactions with coaches?
Yes! Tuesday evenings often feature online education sessions including opportunities for questions and answers. Coaches and Run Leads, experienced volunteers who assist with the program, are also present at midweek and Saturday workout locations for in-person conversations. Your coach will also be available through email any time and in certain circumstances by phone.
Will I be able to schedule weekly one-on-one calls with my coach?
No, but you do you have unlimited digital correspondence and access at midweek and Saturday workouts and online educational sessions.
Are group interval/speedwork sessions included with this program?
Yes! The in-person program features group workouts at various locations throughout the city.
Are supported, group long runs sponsored by Atlanta Track Club included with this program?
Yes! The in-person program features an Atlanta and northside option for long runs and workouts.