The Fast Trax program is community-based. Each athlete follows a similar template, which can then be modified to match individual goals for specific events. We work together as a group but continue to have some individuality in terms of how we define "Impress yourself".
The program is based on the pacing ideas of Lyle Knudson, the base of the program is “speed” development, for all events including up to ultra-marathons; which makes running and skiing at progressively increased event paces more efficient, allowing great long-term development potential. As we improve pure speed, we improve speed endurance (allowing us to carry that pure speed over increased distances) and specific endurance (allowing us to run and ski at increased paces over our specific events).
The shop Run Workouts are community based runs lead by various veteran run club members on Wednesday's and Saturday's and are open to everyone on a drop in basis. You can use these workouts in conjunction with your current program or you can sign up to be a Fast Trax Run & Ski Club Member to start a training relationship working the weekly workouts into an overall plan for specific events. We currently do not offer drop in Nordic workouts.
The shop running workouts are done on grass from the first week in May to the August Long Weekend to prepare for the key trail events at which point we switch to the pavement until the end of April to prepare for the main spring and fall marathons.
Once you have registered with the Fast Trax Run & Ski Club Jack will email you within 3 to 5 days to start setting up your program.
When you sign up to be part of the club with your goal race, the program is set up specifically for that particular event with a progression of simulation runs as part of your long workout progression.
When your goal race is completed you would take a short break of reduced pace running to recover and then send Jack an email letting him know your next goal and he will set up a new program for you with that goal race in mind.
In terms of questions and progression feel free to email or call Jack at the shop throughout the year, he will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
When you sign up for the Fast Trax Run & Ski Club keep your confirmation email on file with your registration date so that you have a record of when you need to renew your yearly membership and add the renewal date to your calendar as a reminder.
When you are in the shop be sure to introduce yourself to the staff as a club member and they will get you set up and make sure you receive the 15% club discount.Subsequently, each time you are in the shop let the staff know you are a club member so that you continue to receive your 15% club discount as part of your yearly membership.