Update on Reston Runners programs for 2021
Your Reston Runners board and program leaders hope to conduct some of our programs and events in the summer of 2021, such as the Women's Training Program, the Seize the Day 5K, Youth in Motion, Interval Training, and 10 Weeks to 10K. But all of these are subject to progress in the fight against COVID and our ability to get permits. Some programs may not be possible, some may be redesigned or delayed. Please keep checking back with us.
The 2020 Women's Training Program
has been cancelled.
Welcome to the 2020 Women's Training Program!
Run by women for women 16 and above and of most fitness levels
Registration will open on March 13 and end April 24. Only $50 ($45 with Seize the Day Women's 5k registration). Walk-in registration is available at 6:15 pm on April 27 only - join us!
The WTP will meet every Monday evening, rain or shine, April 27th through June 15th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the South Lakes High School cafeteria.The Reston Runners "Seize the Day" Women's 5k race will be held on Saturday, June 20 - make that your goal!
Sessions will follow this format:
6:30 p.m. Gather in the cafeteria at South Lakes High School.
6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will address topics relevant to our group.
7:00 p.m. Break out into groups. You can work out with Walkers (fast to scenic), Walk/Run (intervals), Beginning Runners (work on increasing endurance), Advanced Beginning Runners (speed and endurance work) or our popular Fresh Start program, specially designed for women who are just starting to exercise.
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Work out with your chosen group. Our coaches will lead warm-ups and then lead the group on their trail walk or run. Be sure to keep a coach in sight at all times.
You may move between the groups freely. Have lots of energy? Then move on with the Beginning Runners. Not feeling up to running? Join the Walkers and pick your pace. You get the idea...just come out and exercise!
Note that each group will have several volunteer coaches including a Lead Coach who plans the week's workout. The groups follow these paces:
Fresh Start--Just starting your exercise program? Nervous about keeping up? Fresh Start will be your happy place! You will walk or run/walk on a short course. Feeling great? Do a couple of laps. Not up to par? Even one lap will help build your exercise habit!
Walkers--Great for both new and experienced walkers. Your coaches will help you focus on form and endurance (and speed, too, if that's your goal!)
Walk/Runners—if you’ve been walking and want to pick up the pace and/or build your endurance, you can choose from three groups:
a. Fast (about a 13 minute mile)
b. Moderate (around a 14 minute mile)
c. Scenic (about 15 minute mile)
These groups start out with a walk/run ratio that is more walk than run, and over the course of the program will end up running more than walking. The intervals vary among the groups, so check in with one of the enthusiastic group leads. You are welcome to move among the groups as you feel is best for you!
Beginning Runners—Is your goal is to run a 5k without walk breaks? Join the Beginning Runners! If running continuously without walk breaks is challenging or you run at an 11:30 pace or slower, our upbeat BR coaches will help you gradually increase your mileage and endurance.
Advanced Beginning Runners—Ladies in this group pace anywhere from an 11:00 to 11:30 minute mile, have run a 5K and can run at a sustained pace for 3 miles while engaging in conversation. The wonderful coaches here will guide a quick progression in pace and distance. Note: If you run faster, then please plan to commit to staying with the group for safety and liability reasons. Consider signing up for Reston RunnersSummer Speedwork Sessions at South Lakes High School starting in June.
We are glad you can join us for this energizing program! The best way to stay motivated throughout these sessions and beyond is to have a GOAL. Feeling stumped as to what that goal might be? Follow the KISS rule and keep it simple--plan to come to every session, add one or two more evenings of exercise in your week, or sign on for the Seize the Day Women's 5K. Whatever it is, do tell your coach, your friends, and your family so you can have the support you need to stay with it. And if you just can't think of the right goal, then talk to your coach-—she'll have more ideas!
Reston Runners and the Women's Training Program have a no refund policy.