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Couch to 5K Training, 8th Session BEGINS April 22nd! Walkers & Joggers Welcome

  • Apr 24, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • Braintree High School


Couch to 5K Training, 8th Session BEGINS April 22nd! Walkers & Joggers Welcome


April 23, 2012 · 6:30 PM (and Monday and Wednesday nights following)

Braintree High School Track


Can you believe that this is our 8th session of the Couch to 5K training program!


For those of you not aware, I have been going through some personal health issues since October which will continue into early 2014.  With some incredible support, this event will be able to continue.  If I am not available to host, Jill or others in the group will step up for me. SO much appreciation to them for their assistance in not letting this wonderful training program fall off this year.


If you don't think you can run, THINK AGAIN! If I could do this, then anyone can follow this program at their own pace to run, jog or "wog" a 5K. We have so many graduates already and I'd love to see more. Please invite your friends to join us! Having a group to train with is part of the success.

If you missed passed sessions, we will meet twice a week at the track to train for 5K events. We had walkers join us and cheer us on and more experienced runners who gave us inspiration. After months of meeting at the track, I met some great people and made some wonderful friendships. The support and encouragement of doing this with a group is so amazing! The time at the track became something I looked forward to and really miss.

If you are looking get in time to walk, want to train with us, or are runner of your own, please join us every and any Monday and Wednesday night at BHS. To get everyone ready for a 5K, event we will be posting training events using the "Couch to 5K" training schedule. When more options are available, I will find some 5K events to post on the calendar for our "final exam".

(we will be meeting twice a week for those who are training, so you SHOULD train the 3rd time on your own either on Friday or Saturday to keep with the schedule)

Week 1 we are starting from scratch. Remember to bring your sneakers and some water!

Couch to 5K, Week 1 Plan:
(train 3x during the week)

Brisk five-minute warm up walk.
Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. (8 times)
Don't worry, I'll bring the stop watch with the whistle so everyone knows when to start and stop the jogging.

(Again, please see the coolrunning link for exact schedule for all furture week training plans)

Organizer: Julie (or Jill or another Sub)
MAX: 45

Guests: Welcome!

RSVP Deadline: Please finalize your RSVP by NOON for each days event

Inclement Weather: Heavy rains will cancel. We will train if it is overcast or there is a slight drizzle. Please plan to bring a lightweight jacket with a hood just in case.

The full schedule for this session is as follows:

(please see the link for C25K training for the training session program for each specific week in the training cycle).


Week 1:  April 22nd (Monday) & April 24th (Wednesday)

Week 2: April 29th (Monday) & May 1st (Wednesday)

Week 3: May 6th (Monday) & May 8th (Wednesday)

Week 4: May 13th (Monday) & May 15th (Wednesday)

Week 5: May 20th (Monday) & May 22nd (Wednesday)
Week 6: May 29th (Wednesday) ONLY WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK!

Week 7: June 3rd (Monday) & June 5th (Wednesday)

Week 8: June 10th (Monday) & June 12th (Wednesday)

Week 9: June 17th (Monday) & June 19th (Wednesday)

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  • Trevor J.

    Want to give a heads up that there is a track meet going on.

    April 24, 2013

  • Preeti

    Unfortunately I can't make it to this one since I have to be at an event in Boston at 7. I plan on making up this session by running a few laps on Thursday though!

    April 23, 2013

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