Before joining the 5K training program, I had trained for and run the Baltimore Women's Classic 5k. Prior to that, the only running I knew was if I was on a treadmill or if someone was chasing me. My goal was to improve my mile time and endurance for longer runs. I was never hesitant about signing up, but was a bit apprehensive about some of the hills we'd be challenging, especially the hills in Patterson Park. Through the work I did in the training program, I shaved time off my mile and felt like I could run longer. Sara was great at sending out workouts and letting us preview the routes before we ran them so we knew what to expect. I would recommend this training because we did diverse drills/warm-ups and different running routes in the city. It kept my body guessing and the various terrains (especially the hills) are important for being able to handle anything come race day.
-Jess [Charm City Run 5k participant]