January 14th, 2013

RAM + Spark = Training Perfection

Hi everyone! My name is Angela Park and I am the founder of Spark Multisport Coaching and Personal Training. I could not be more excited about the partnership we are kicking off this season between Running Away Multipsort and Spark! Getting on board with Running Away and all of their loyal customers and racers is sure to make for a super fun and super fast season. I can’t wait!

First, a little about myself. I am a USA Triathlon Level II coach and a NASM certified personal trainer. I have been competing in triathlons and running events since the late 90’s and shopping at Running Away Multisport almost just as long. Just out of college I was a second grade teacher, but as the years passed and I got more and more involved in the multisport community of Chicago, I realized my true calling was coaching and training. After working several awesome years at Chicago Athletic Clubs running their multisport programming, I decided it was time to build my own business. Hence, Spark was born in 2010.

When I first started discussing the idea of coordinating a training program out of the downtown store to cater towards the RAM race series, the ideas came a mile a minute. Thankfully, after a couple of months of discussion and planning we have come up with two solid options that we hope will cater to all sorts of athletes. Read on and see what will suit you!

RAM Training Plan

This is a remote based training option catered towards newer runners or those who really just like to do most of the training on their own time. For the low price of $30 or $45 (depending on length of plan), athletes can get hooked up with a training plan to the race of their choice. The training plans will be offered at both a beginner and intermediate level, and also come with access to the private RAM Training 2013 Facebook page for the duration of the plan. Here is the kicker- these plans also come with a $20 gift card to be used at either Running Away retail location AND a technical training t-shirt. I mean, why wouldn’t you do this? T-shirt? Discount on your new running kicks?  This makes the training plan like a free perk! So exciting!

RAM Training Group

Want a little more attention in your training? Maybe looking for a social outlet with some other runners? Then the training group might be just your thing. Along with all the perks above, the training group will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 pm for an interval workout, one Sunday per month for a long run followed by a discounted shopping event, and once per month for an informational clinic. This group will also get access to a special tent at the finish line of their races stocked full of refreshments! How cool is that? Access to this group varies from $50 or $75 (depending on race you are training for) or only $199 for a season pass from March- November. Unlike the training plan above, spots in this group are VERY limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

So, there they are. Your options for a fun, fab and fast racing season. We hope to have official registration open within next couple of weeks and this all will kick off right at the beginning of March. Email spark@runningawaymultisport.com to be the first to hear when registration kicks off. I can’t wait to meet many of you!

–  Coach Angela www.sparkmultisport.com

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