2022 IN-TRAINING FOR PEACHTREE

2022 In-Training for Peachtree

If this is your first Atlanta Journal-Constitution 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 2022, 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 run workouts on Saturdays at three locations
  • 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

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.

Training Program Policies

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Date & Time

  • April 18, 2022

Location

  • Anywhere

Distances

  • 10K

Cost

  • In-Person: $105.00 | Virtual: $85.00

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

March 15

Registration opens

April 17

Orientation - online at 7:00 p.m.

April 18

In-Training workouts begin

April 20

In-person midweek workouts begin

April 23

In-person, Saturday, long run workouts begin

May 3

Registration closes

May 28

No practice

July 4

AJC Peachtree Road Race

LOCATIONS

  • Saturday Workout Locations: In-person participants select one location during registration.
  • Atlanta - Atlanta Track Club Headquarters, 201 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 - 7:15 a.m.
  • Kennesaw - Big Peach Running Co. - Kennesaw, 1625 Ridenour Boulevard, Kennesaw, GA 30152 - 7:15 a.m.
  • Peachtree Corners - PCBC, 4472 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 - 7:15 a.m.
  • Midweek Workout Locations: In-person participants select one location during registration.
  • Cheney Stadium with Coach Bob, Thursdays - 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
  • Decatur, East Lake Marta Station (West Howard side), 2260 College Avenue, Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Peachtree Middle School, Track, Dunwoody, Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Piedmont Park with Coach Bob, Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Riverside Park, Roswell, Wednesdays - 6:30 a.m.
  • Swift Cantrell Park, Flag Poles, Kennesaw, Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Locations subject to change based on demand and participation.

COST

$85.00, virtual option
$105.00, 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 2022 AJC Peachtree Road Race.

ORIENTATION

We will kickoff the program with a 60 minute online orientation in which Coach Bob will discuss the program's routines and expectations, explain Final Surge and its benefits, and answer your training questions. Sunday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

COACHES

Bob Wells, Atlanta Track Club, Manager & Coach - In-Training Programs | Eric Heintz, Atlanta Track Club, Director - High Performance | Amy Begley, Atlanta Track Club, Lead Coach - Olympic Development Team, 2008 Olympian - 10,000m

Coaches' Profiles

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Frequently Asked Questions

Technology

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 tempo runs 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.

Group Training

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 two northside locations for long runs and workouts.

General

Once I sign up for In-Training how long does it take before I receive my plan?

A day or two after you register, complete your survey questions, and accept your invitation to Final Surge, a coach will upload your training plan. Our coaches review each individual registration for the participant's experience, current training, goals, and preferred level before manually implementing the plan that best fits your unique needs.

How do I determine my paces for workouts, training runs or walks?
There is a two step process. First, In-Training utilizes an Indicator Run or recent race result to determine your current fitness. An Indicator Run is a race effort that acts as a starting point for the program. In-Training then uses a proprietary pace calculator to derive your training paces in order to maximize your benefits from the program.

Where should I run?

Runner and walkers have individual likes and dislikes for training locations. While Atlanta Track Club can recommend popular locations throughout the metro Atlanta area, it is important to find safe routes near your neighborhood to maintain consistent training. Shaded streets with sidewalks and few intersections are best or dedicated paths devoted to pedestrian traffic. Using tools such a RunGo, MapMyRun, and gmap-pedometer can be useful in determining good routes. We also encourage talking with Run Leads and other participants for local recommendations.

I did not reach the prescribed mileage for a day or week. Should I adjust my paces or workouts?

You do not. Most of your workouts are for a specific amount of time and the mileage is an estimate. If you are over or under by a small amount it is okay. Consistency of effort and training are more important. Some days, specifically your longer workouts, the total mileage is the priority. These are typically your Saturday workouts.

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