Friends 5K / 10K Training – Frederick

925 West 7th Street, Frederick, MD 21701

First Run

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

Start Time

6:00 pm

Training Runs

Every Wedensday Every Sunday

Start Time

6:00 pm 7:00 am

End Time

7:00 pm
Kristen Watkins

Coach: Kristen Watkins

In March of 2009 a friend encouraged me to start running, I signed up for the Frederick half marathon with only 6 weeks to train, I battled through the distance and my passion for running began. The next 9 years I was a pretty causal runner, not too focused on improvement, but more on the social aspect and getting outside.

I was part of a local running club and there was a group of women that I really wanted to be able to keep up with, but I just could not run that fast, I also enjoyed running with my kids, but again they were getting faster and I was not. I had put on quite a bit of weight and my pace continued to get slower and slower.

I began strength training with a goal of losing weight and being able to run at a faster pace. Over the next 3 years I lost over 35 pounds and improved my pace pretty significantly (it is key to have multiple paces). I have fallen in love with speed workouts and strength training. When I am not out running you can likely find me at the gym obsessing over squats or deadlifting. I also believe that nutrition is the base to performance, and you will often hear me say “eat for what you are going to do!”

My favorite runs are with my daughter, while she is still faster than I am we always have a blast, and it is never a dull moment, not to mention we take the best & goofiest selfies at the end of every training session. This has created so many memories for us that it has just enhanced my passion for running.

I have a goal of wanting to be able to qualify for the NSGA when I turn 50 (only a few more years!) as well as run my first marathon next year.

I am very excited to be able to be part of the coaching team at Charm City Run and help others to meet their goals. I love to pour into people through positivity and help them find the path to achieving what they want as well as being able to learn from others to better myself.


Virtual Training

We also offer virtual training options for our training programs.. You can either purchase a training plan or sign up for monthly virtual training with access to an expert coach.

Sponsored by Altra

Description

TRAIN WITH A SUPPORTIVE GROUP TO PREPARE TO REACH YOUR FALL GOALS!

This 8-week training program is offered at Charm City Run Frederick.  You will meet twice a week for coach led supported group runs with your fellow runners and coach – once for a speed workout and once for some hill work, in addition to following a weekly training plan, you will receive weekly emails with  motivation, access to an expert coach, running education on topics including hydration and injury prevention, and more.

 Regardless of if you want to race – join the group to enjoy creating a consistent running routine with a supportive small group! We will be targeting the The Friends 5k / 10K at Cunningham Parkto  be held on Sunday, November 3rd, 2024.

Requirements

Participants must have some experience on trails and be able to complete a 5K and or maintain a 12 minute mile.

What To Expect

  • SUPPORTED GROUP RUNS AND WORKOUTS TWICE A WEEK WITH PLANNED ROUTES, HYDRATION AND COMPANIONSHIP
  • POSITIVE AND WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE FOR RUNNERS AND WALKERS OF ALL LEVELS
  • WEEKLY TRAINING PLANS – BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE OPTIONS
  • ACCESS TO EXPERT COACHING SERVICES AND ADVICE
  • GAIT ANALYSIS WITH FOOTWEAR RECOMMENDATIONS
  • 10% STORE DISCOUNT AT CHARM CITY RUN
  • 15% OFF CHARM CITY RUN SIGNATURE RACES
  • NUTRITION, GEAR AND INJURY PREVENTION EDUCATION
  • ALTRA TRAINING PREMIUM

Questions

Do you have a question about our training programs? Send an email to our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will get back to you with more information.

Friends 5K / 10K Training – Frederick

925 West 7th Street, Frederick, MD 21701

First Run

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

Start Time

6:00 pm

Training Runs

Every Wedensday Every Sunday

Start Time

6:00 pm 7:00 am

End Time

7:00 pm

Sponsored by Altra

Description

TRAIN WITH A SUPPORTIVE GROUP TO PREPARE TO REACH YOUR FALL GOALS!

This 8-week training program is offered at Charm City Run Frederick.  You will meet twice a week for coach led supported group runs with your fellow runners and coach – once for a speed workout and once for some hill work, in addition to following a weekly training plan, you will receive weekly emails with  motivation, access to an expert coach, running education on topics including hydration and injury prevention, and more.

 Regardless of if you want to race – join the group to enjoy creating a consistent running routine with a supportive small group! We will be targeting the The Friends 5k / 10K at Cunningham Parkto  be held on Sunday, November 3rd, 2024.

Requirements

Participants must have some experience on trails and be able to complete a 5K and or maintain a 12 minute mile.

What To Expect

  • SUPPORTED GROUP RUNS AND WORKOUTS TWICE A WEEK WITH PLANNED ROUTES, HYDRATION AND COMPANIONSHIP
  • POSITIVE AND WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE FOR RUNNERS AND WALKERS OF ALL LEVELS
  • WEEKLY TRAINING PLANS – BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE OPTIONS
  • ACCESS TO EXPERT COACHING SERVICES AND ADVICE
  • GAIT ANALYSIS WITH FOOTWEAR RECOMMENDATIONS
  • 10% STORE DISCOUNT AT CHARM CITY RUN
  • 15% OFF CHARM CITY RUN SIGNATURE RACES
  • NUTRITION, GEAR AND INJURY PREVENTION EDUCATION
  • ALTRA TRAINING PREMIUM

Questions

Do you have a question about our training programs? Send an email to our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will get back to you with more information.

Kristen Watkins

Coach: Kristen Watkins

In March of 2009 a friend encouraged me to start running, I signed up for the Frederick half marathon with only 6 weeks to train, I battled through the distance and my passion for running began. The next 9 years I was a pretty causal runner, not too focused on improvement, but more on the social aspect and getting outside.

I was part of a local running club and there was a group of women that I really wanted to be able to keep up with, but I just could not run that fast, I also enjoyed running with my kids, but again they were getting faster and I was not. I had put on quite a bit of weight and my pace continued to get slower and slower.

I began strength training with a goal of losing weight and being able to run at a faster pace. Over the next 3 years I lost over 35 pounds and improved my pace pretty significantly (it is key to have multiple paces). I have fallen in love with speed workouts and strength training. When I am not out running you can likely find me at the gym obsessing over squats or deadlifting. I also believe that nutrition is the base to performance, and you will often hear me say “eat for what you are going to do!”

My favorite runs are with my daughter, while she is still faster than I am we always have a blast, and it is never a dull moment, not to mention we take the best & goofiest selfies at the end of every training session. This has created so many memories for us that it has just enhanced my passion for running.

I have a goal of wanting to be able to qualify for the NSGA when I turn 50 (only a few more years!) as well as run my first marathon next year.

I am very excited to be able to be part of the coaching team at Charm City Run and help others to meet their goals. I love to pour into people through positivity and help them find the path to achieving what they want as well as being able to learn from others to better myself.


Virtual Training

We also offer virtual training options for our training programs.. You can either purchase a training plan or sign up for monthly virtual training with access to an expert coach.