Come one, come all! Every great goal is measurable and we want to help you set proper baselines for your 2020 goals! Each of the classes on January 14th will be dedicated to establishing either your 5K or 1 mile (your choice) baseline for the 2020 running season. Throughout the year we will periodically retest these baselines so that you can track your progress and reevaluate your goals over the year. We will have a makeup session on January 18th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for those that cannot make it on January 14th. These classes are open to members AND non-members alike, so grab your friends and family and come out to discover your 2020 baselines!



Formula Running Center – 3101 Wilson BLVD., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22201


01/14/20 – First Day – All Classes
01/18/20 – Makeup Day – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Members: Complimentary. Free. Zero. Nada. $0.
Non-Members: Complimentary. Free. Zero. Nada. $0.


Members and Non-members. Sign up for this event as you would any other class.


We will have various coaches teaching these classes but here are a few:

Alex Amankwah – Formula Running Center – Coach
Alex is 2016 Olympian who specializes in middle distance. He was also a six time All-American between junior college and the University of Alabama. With ten years of running and coaching experience he’s always had a passion for athletics and wanted to give back to the sport that has done so much for him. All this experience has helped him gain the knowledge to instruct and teach any level individual. Each person is pushing to accomplish a goal and that in itself brings people together. Alex will be the one to help you achieve your goals!

Jim Economos – Formula Running Center – Coach
Jim is an ACE certified personal trainer who believes in the philosophy of total body fitness. An avid runner and triathlete, he has competed in over 80 races around the world. His first marathon was the Athens Classic Marathon, which follows the same route that the first marathoner, Phidippides, ran over 2500 years ago! He is a “Six Star” finisher having run all of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York City and Boston.) He has run multiple Ironman events and recently finished Ironman Canada, voted the toughest Ironman event in North America! Jim has lived in Arlington for over 20 years and is a husband and father of two. He can’t wait to help you become strong, fit and fast at Formula Running Center!

Carol Housaman – Formula Running Center – Coach
Carol is an avid runner with 20+ years of racing experience and has competed in all distances. Her favorite races are marathons! She has completed and competed in over 30 marathon events, including 3 Boston Marathon finishes, two 50 mile ultra-distance races, 12 Ironman competitions with 2 Hawaii World Champion finishes. She is certified as a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise along with many others including athletic strength & conditioning, TRX, Kettlebell, HIIT and group fitness. Her primary focus now is sharing her experience by helping others to achieve their own personal fitness and training goals.


If you are interested in more personalized assessments, you can read about those fitness assessments here.