June 5-August 4, 2023
When track season ends and the summer is about to begin, it is time to start thinking about cross country training. It can be hard to stay motivated in the summer months without a team environment and organized training plan. For the summer months we want to provide support for young athletes to prepare for their cross country endeavors. Whether they have high hopes of State Championships and college scholarships or if they just simply want to push themselves further than they have before, we are there for their training needs. In this program each runner will receive a personal schedule suited for their mileage and training needs. Fall improvement is made in the summer and we are excited to help runners take a stride forward in their pre-season training.
In the 8 week session between June and the start of the school year we hope to provide athletes with a solid summer of base training that includes more than just direction in their running plan. We also will provide instruction on warm ups, stretching, injury prevention routines, drills and more. Summer is also a great time for learning. Every couple weeks runners will get to hear from coaches and guest speakers on topics like running in college, nutrition, injury prevention, footwear choices and goal setting.
· Customized training plan
· Opportunity to have 6 days a week of in-person accountability
· Proper warm up and cool down routines
· Summer base workouts, Fartleks, hills, tempos and more
· Drills, skills and injury prevention
· Educational workshops and speakers
· Team environment with other runners in the Huntsville metro area
· Running community engagement
Athletes have access to all RunningLane Pro (our premium package) practice times. We change up locations each week to ensure runners have the opportunity to make a couple practice sessions. Fridays are exclusively for our High School Runners. We will send out a weekly newsletter with practice times.
· Monday-West Huntsville 5:15pm
· Tuesday-Huntsville 5:15pm
· Wednesday-Madison 5:30am
· Thursday-Huntsville 6:00am
· Friday-Huntsville 7am
· Saturday or Sunday mornings-RunningLane long run-time/day subject to change-will be posted each week on the Running Lane Facebook page.
This program will be led by RunningLane Head Coach, Will Rodgers and Coach Sean Allan.
Will has been the “genius” behind the RunningLane training philosophy since graduating from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he earned a BS in Biology with an Exercise Physiology cognate. He competed for both the Cross Country and Track teams and was a five-time qualifier to the NCAA Division II National Championships including XC, the outdoor 1500m, and the indoor Mile. He still holds several program records at UAH. During his coaching career, Will has helped over 200 athletes reach personal best times in distances ranging from the 800-meter dash to ultra-marathons. To date, he has helped over 50+ runners qualify for the Boston Marathon and has been featured in running magazines such as Runner's World, Under Armour - Map My Run. Will also coached high school cross-country teams to state championship berths as well as several high school runners to individual state titles. Currently, Will coaches all levels of athletes, from those working to win their age group divisions at local road races, to those with Olympic Trials aspirations. Will has a special talent for helping struggling athletes renew their passion for racing and have break-through performances. In his spare time, Will enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, reading, running trails, and continuing to compete in local road races.
Sean was first introduced to running by joining the track team in the 7th grade. What began as a way to hang out with friends turned into a life long passion. Sean was awarded All-State Honors is senior year of High school in Cross Country, the Indoor 1600m, and outdoor 4x800 relay, where he anchored his team to a 2nd place finish in the 2nd largest classification. Sean went on to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he competed in both Cross Country and Track & Field. Sean was a 2-time Team Captain for the Chargers and a scoring member of the program's first Cross Country Conference Championship. With over 20 years of running and coaching experience Sean has helped anyone from beginners to serious high school athletes. Sean is an active member of the Huntsville running community and enjoys participating in local races. In his free time he is the volunteer track coach at his kid's elementary school and enjoys introducing young people to the sport.
$149 Month ($298 for entire summer session)
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