Get Stronger: Run a faster 5K
We have just launched the Get Stronger: Run a faster 5K Course in January 2023. For runners who are stuck doing the same thing everyday with their training, not sure what they should be doing or want to run faster. Because we all have that desire to run a PB don’t we?
Even if we don’t, getting stronger is something we should all be working on as we get older so we can carry on running and doing what we love.
But where to start?
There is a lot of free information online, but how do you know you are doing it right or if the information is actually correct! Will you keep yourself motivated to follow a plan and stick to it. We all have good intentions when we start out?
This blog is about the course, why we are offering it and how by investing in you, you can learn skills and techniques to make you a better and yes a faster runner.
We wanted to show you that by following a plan for both running and strength you can see running improvements in your running and speed.
For example, the London Marathon provides a range of running training plans for the April Marathon. It’s FREE but the biggest thing they miss out is a strength programme to run with it. It’s around now (Feb 23) with the distances increasing when you start to feel those niggles and injuries. Check out my blog Why Strength training for marathon runners should be part of your training plan,
We want to take the planning and research away from you as we know time is an issue for all of us. Strength training is usually the first thing to be dropped when we are short of time but in fact it might be more benefical to drop a running day and do strength!
We want to be on hand to answer any questions that come up and keep you accountable so you achieve results in the 11-weeks.
How does the course work?
The Get Stronger: Run a faster 5K Course is a structured 11-week course to help you build a plan into your running and a routine to take forward to improve your running technique with the help of weekly running and Pilates for runner’s sessions.
- 3 running sessions to do each week.
- 1 weekly Pilates for Runners session
- Daily strength challenge
- Strava Club for the course participants only.
The course takes place in a Private Facebook group where we post all the information and videos you need. We are on hand to answer questions and motivate to keep you going. Plus you get the support of each other and accountability.
The course is run by Michelle Mortimer, a UK Athletics Coach and Louise Humphrey a qualified PT, Pilates instructor specialising in Pilates for Runners. But more about us later.
How much does the Get Stronger:Run a 5K course cost?
The 11-week course is £120 with an Early Bird Option until 19th March 2023 for £21 off. Use the code – soapr23 when you sign up.
Who is the course for?
- Those who want to get faster.
- Those who want to get stronger.
- Those who want to improve their running technique.
- Those who want to know more about running.
- Those who want to PB at Parkrun
Who is the course not for?
- Those doing the C25K at the moment. Come and join us when you are happily running 5K
Who is delivering the course?
Michelle Mortimer is a fully licenced Coach in Running Fitness through UK Athletics with many years’ experience in coaching both road and trail runners. She coaches runners all over the world, and offers Canicross sessions, 1:1 coaching, and guided trail runs in her local area of Greater Manchester. Michelle specialises in trail running, and the aspect she most enjoys about her work is helping those runners looking to race a new distance, such as a first marathon or ultra. Michelle is also co-host of the podcast – Canicross Conversations.
Louise is a qualified Pilates teacher, PT, runner and Canicross instructor. Having taught Pilates for over 25 years Louise is passionate about keeping people moving and injury-free and specialises in Pilates for Runners within her online Pilates membership – Studio 44 Pilates.
Louise offers Canicross sessions in her local area of Leicestershire. She regularly races with her dog Pickle which has increased her love of trail running.
Louise is also co-host of the podcast Canicross Conversations.
How do I sign up for the Get Stronger: Run a faster 5K Course?
If you want to improve your running, stay injury free and have more structure to your running and need that accountability then sign up here.