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Couch to 5k Jog & Playdate

We are doing so good Moms!!!! Week 4 has started!!! Come join us on the fun!!! Its a great workout!!!

Ok, who has heard of Couch to 5k? Anyone? Do you ever wish you could have the endurance to run a 5k for a great cause? Do you hate running? So many questions and we are here to answer them for you at our next Gym play-date!!! Come check it out and be prepared to walk, run and have a great time for both you and your little one!!!! One of our Surrey Active Mom's has the keys to her church gym and it's a great large free space for the kids to interact and moms to get to know each other!!! She will bring an art project and maybe do a song and story time with the kids too. Please bring a snack to share if you can, it's not expected. Come check it out!!! There's toys for the kids to play with too!!! See you there. Couch to 5K| Beginning Running

First off, you may be asking, "exactly how many miles is a 5K?" A 5K is 3.1 miles. We're here to help you achieve your goal of beginning to run your first 5K. Too many people have been turned off of running simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel, and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to run in the first place.

You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. In fact, the beginners' program we outline here is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from couch potato to runner, getting you to begin running a 5K or 3.1 miles and on a regular basis in just two months.

It's easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold yourself back. Don't try to do more, even if you feel you can. If, on the other hand, you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don't feel pressured to continue faster than you're able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you're ready.

Start Your 5K Training | A Few Minutes Each Week

Each session should take about 20 or 30 minutes, three times a week. That just happens to be the same amount of moderate exercise recommended by numerous studies for optimum fitness. This program will get you fit. (Runners who do more than this amount are doing it for more than fitness, and before long you might find yourself doing the same as well).

Be sure to space out these three days throughout the week to give yourself a chance to rest and recover between efforts. And don't worry about how fast you're going. Running faster can wait until your bones are stronger and your body is fitter. For now focus on gradually increasing the time or distance you run.

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  • Loni P.

    We are in the primary room

    March 19, 2014

  • Erica

    We wont make this one...I wont have the car tomorrow :(

    March 18, 2014

    • Loni P.

      :( you will be missed.

      1 · March 18, 2014

  • Loni P.

    this can be earlier if needed cause jared doesn't have preschool

    March 14, 2014

    • Jennifer

      Let's keep this time if that's ok. Have a class at 10am this morning.

      March 14, 2014

    • Amanda W.

      Anytime works for me.

      March 14, 2014

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