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Beginners 5K or 10K Greenway Fitness Run~ every Tuesday and Thursday

~Do you wish you were in better shape?
~Are you looking for a good weight loss program?
~Will participating in a group activity help achieve your running goals?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then come join our beginners running group.  If you join us and participate regularly, I guarantee you'll achieve your running goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a beginners run group, and your not expected to run the full distance right awayBut it is a running program, and intended for those wishing to become runners.  So if walking is your only desire, this meetup group offers regular weekly hikes, and many individual hikes on weekends that will fit your needs better.

Our runs will take place on the Stones River Greenway starting from the Kohl’s Department Store parking lot off of Lebanon Road, or from the Percy Priest Dam trailhead just off Bell Rd.  Each run will be an out and back run for a total of 3+ miles(5K), or a 6+ miles(10K) for the more advanced runners.  We'll run each week on Tuesday and Thursday, and the starting trailhead will be the same for both days of that week.  The starting trailhead will always be posted at the top of each individual event page, but I'll also verbally announce any change a week in advance at our runs. For the most part though, our runs will start from the Kohl's parking lot, and about one week out of each month we'll start from the dam.  By occasionally changing the location and route we run, it will keep your body and mind challenged by not being the same terrain or scenery.


Again, this is a beginners run series, and your not expected to run the full 3 miles right away. The goal is to work up to it gradually, and to concentrate on making improvements each time out. Every time you participate, you'll complete the full 3 miles (5K) giving it your best effort.  If you join us and participate regularly in this program, I can guarantee you'll be running the full 3 miles within 2 months.

So here's the plan: We'll meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30 depending on your run classification. The purpose for these different start times is so that we'll all finish around the same time.  We like hanging out after our runs at the finish line, giving our runners encouragement as they come across. This is also designed as a social event for runners, and after our runs is the best time for us to congregate.

Run Clasifications

Experienced 10K runners~ start time @ 6:00

New 5K runners who can't run the full distance~ start time @ 6:15

5K runners who are capable of running the full distance~ start time @ 6:30


If you plan on running the 10K distance, please only do so if you're capable of running it in less than 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Again, we want everyone to finish around the same time as our main group running the 5K.

So come on out everyone and "GET FIT" with your hiking friends.  It doesn't matter what kind of shape you're in, what matters is you're desire to run, and that you're out there trying to improve your fitness.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it today too. My stomach has started hurting again. Need to visit the doctor. Hope you guys have a good time.

    August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey I'll try to make it; depends on traffic! Meeting at the Dam I see...

    August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My timing will depend upon traffic, too! I'm coming from Green Hills.

      August 22, 2013

  • Towhid A.

    where do we go for shower before the dinner?

    August 22, 2013

    • Jim M.

      You could jump in the lake on the other side of the dam. LOL But seriously, we're going to be using the outside patio area at the restaurant, so no worries about stinking.

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am really sorry I haven't been to the runs. I had a medical problem in my stomach and my doctor asked me not to run. I would love to meet you guys for dinner this Thursday so will definitely come over to the trail head.

    August 21, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Yes, we will be happy to see you both, so join us for the after run get together.

      August 21, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Please note the run on Thursday 8/22/13 is starting from the Percy Priest Dam trailhead. After this run, we're having a "After the Run" get together at the La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant for diner and drinks. This is located just a couple of minutes away from the trailhead at~ 3670 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37214 We'll utilize the patio area of the restaurant for our get together.

    August 14, 2013

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