Beginner's Training Guide
"Every journey starts with a single step."
Congratulations and welcome to your first of many steps towards a healthier you and running your first ever 5K! Training takes hard work and dedication, but it is an ultimately awarding experience discovering what your body is capable of and how strong you are.
In these first couple of weeks of your training, your most important goal is going to be consistency. Strong habits build strong people. Depending on how frisky you feel, this plan can be either 3 or 4 days a week. Be sure to carve out the hour you need on the days you pick ahead of time as you plan your week. Don’t just hope it will happen, make it happen. You can do this and this plan will give you everything you need! Remember, we’re here for you every step of the way. Message or comment to get in touch with us and let us know how your training’s going!
Walk 5 minutes to warm up, then…
Do 8 intervals of…
Run 1 minute
Walk 90 seconds
Walk another 3 minutes to cool down.
Get in a good stretch when it’s all over.
Repeat Day 1
Repeat Day 1
On Day 4 or Day 6, feel free to head to the gym, the park, or hop on a bike and get some cross-training in and don’t shy away from walking, playing with your pets, and just generally being more active as you head through the program. Rest Day doesn’t necessarily mean lay in bed all day playing video games, although we totally wish it did.