“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad." "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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Our mission is to provide a supportive community-oriented training environment for competitive runners that will help them reach their peak performance potential.
Team 5am is currently limited to a total of 40 athletes. The team size is limited in order to provide athletes with a level of personalized coaching and training that is not possible in larger community groups or teams. Further, a close, supportive community is one of the things that makes Team 5am so incredible. We want to keep our group at a size where every individual knows each other and feels connected to each other.
Team membership includes all the benefits below. As a team member you will have access to the weekly training plan and are able to participate in all runs and workouts. In addition to our general annual membership, we offer two Training Cycles that can be added to your membership which offer a more personalized, more in-depth training experience.
If you choose to participate in the Training Cycles, you will also have access to the training plan for the full cycle and receive personalized guidance from the coaches including plan modifications and workout modifications to meet the needs of your individual race and fitness. Membership without participation in a Training Cycle is best for team members who: 1) Are not actively training competitively for a race; 2) Are injured; 3) Are taking a break from running – traveling a lot, family needs, just burned out or 4) Are focusing on something completely outside of half-marathon/marathon training
Annual Team Membership: $150.00
Group training throughout the year – half marathon and marathon training
Experienced endurance coaches with certifications in endurance running, personal training, and sports nutrition. No individual coaching or training plan modifications.
Weekly coached workouts – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:45am
Group Fun Runs such as Sunday mimosa/pastry runs, Holiday Lights run, and more
A monthly supported long run with fuel provided on the run
Stylish Team singlet to race for and represent Team 5am
Discounts from partnered companies including Running Warehouse, Zenith Performance and Wellness, Eugene Marathon, and Eugene Running Company (and more to come this year)
Social Events including annual Running Retreat and Annual team celebration
Team gear available for purchase
Group Messenger for team communication and Group Strava
Quarterly running clinic with field experts and professional runners
General strength and nutrition for runner’s guidance
15% discount for team member partners and spouses
Scholarship funds – Sliding Scale available
20% Discounted individualized coaching or mental training sessions
Training Cycle Membership $125 per 6-month Training Cycle (6-months) in addition to the yearly membership
To maximize the benefit of being a Team member and gain the most out of the expertise the coaches have to offer, we recommend anyone who is seriously training to join the Training Cycles. Each training cycle is composed of a base-training phase, a 12-16-week training plan, race plan, and a recovery period.
In addition to the group training plan, members who are part of the coached training cycle will receive personalized plan guidance such as suggested workout modifications, training plan adjustments to match race timing or race distance, and access to biweekly coaching office hours (for more individualized coaching see below).
Pre-season meeting with the coaches to discuss goals, mid-season meeting to discuss progress, Post-race meeting to debrief
Opportunities to participate in exclusive races
Spring Cycle (January through June) Target Races May Include:
- Eugene Marathon/Half, Boston Marathon, Newport Marathon/Half
Fall Cycle (July through December) Target Races May Include:
- New York Marathon, California International Marathon, Rogue Marathon/Half, Run to Stay Warm Half
*Individualized Coaching If you are looking for a fully customized/individualized race plan, want frequent communication including weekly coach check-ins, and want regular coach guidance on race/training nutrition, race strategy, and weekly modification to run plans, individualized coaching may be right for you. The Training Cycles offer some personalized adjustments to plans but are not able to provide detailed coaching including week to week modification based on your personal fitness, strengths, and external life factors. Individual Coaching is available with the coaches for a discounted price to team members, check-in with her if you want to know more about this.