Our next round of Couch to 5K will start on May 13th. Spread the word to all your friends!
Here’s are some things you need to know. Hopefully you will get excited and less anxious.
Group Run Logistics: We’re meeting at 4:00 in the lot behind the Liquor Barn in Hamburg. We’ll be walk/running the Brighton Rail Trail. “Trail” is partly paved and partly itty bitty gravel. It is at least a car width and is pretty flat. I love it there. It’ll be easy to go halfway and then turn around and come back. It is also close to Starbucks.
For the Training Plan:
Clothing: It is going to be warm. Dress as cool as you are comfortable. Once you get moving, you heat up about 20 degrees. So dress like you are going outside and it is 20 degrees warmer. If it is 70, dress like it is 90. Shoes are important too, but in the beginning, you’ll be fine with your regular tennis shoes.
The Plan: Start thinking about how you’re going to time the program. Are you going to use a stopwatch? An app on your smartphone? Podcasts on you iPod? I’ll have specific info about how to access each of these and brainstorm at the meetup. I am adding additional weeks at the end to make sure you are ready. You’ll be ready to run a Midsummer Night’s Run in August. I’ll be able to make sure you follow the plan at the group run even if you have no way to measure time.
Scheduling: The program requires 3 “runs” across the week, preferably with a rest day in between. Start thinking about what days would be best for you. Maybe you’ll be able to meet a friend who will be following a similar schedule that you can “run” with sometimes!
Trust Your Training: Most of us started here (myself included). You will be able to run a 5K at Race to Read. Don’t look to far ahead. Don’t let long runs scare you. There are many of us to show that the program works. You can do this.
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments. Sign up on the schedule page if you’re coming so we know to expect you!
Remember – It isn’t just a group run for our C25K friends. Everyone is welcome for half an hour or so on the trail and Starbucks!