Have you ever thought of running a 5K, 10K,
Half or Full Marathon?
For anyone who has ever wanted to run a marathon.or just
get some extra cardio in, beginning Tuesday, May 26th we are forming a
running group (or power walking, jogging, etc., group).
Each week we'll be meeting at
at 5:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an individualized-paced combination of
walking/jogging or easy jog for a given time period.
Then on Saturday
mornings we'll meet at the
HealthStyle Fitness Studio
at 7am for a distance walk/jog or run. Each week we'll slowly progress and
build on the previous week. In the first few weeks of training, plan on 20 -
30 minutes of training time for each session.
If you cannot participate in the Tue/Thu am session,
you can still join the group. Each week I will be emailing the training
routine to everyone in the group - so you can follow it on your own or join
us for any of the group sessions as your schedule allows.
Over the next year we will be progressively adding time
and distance. In early July we'll do our first 5K (about 3 miles), then in
late August, early September we'll do a 10K (just over 6 miles). On October
18th we'll do a half marathon (13.1 miles after 5 months of training) in
After completing the half marathon we'll reduce the training schedule slightly during the
holidays to account for travel and other seasonal events, picking back up in
January. And then on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010, those who want to complete the
Flying Pig marathon will have the opportunity.
This schedule will easily allow everyone who wants to
complete any of the events (5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon) plenty of
preparation to succeed.
If you want to join the group to train for a 5K only,
there is no obligation to go any further. At each step of the 1-year plan,
you have the option to continue or take pride in your achievement up to that
Our group is designed to help you get some extra cardio
in.and prepare for any of these events. There is no pressure involved at all
- just an opportunity to get your heart thumping!!
Running groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30am, and
on Saturday mornings at 7am.