Erewash Valley Running Club New Beginners Course
Starting 6.30pm Wednesday 1st March 2017
Meeting At Sandiacre Town Football Club
St Giles Park, Stanton Road, Sandiacre, Nottingham NG10 5DE
So How Will We Turn a Non-Runner into a Runner in Just 8 Weeks?
Hi there potential runner. Yes, we mean you!! If you are looking at this it’s because you are thinking that you would like to start running but don’t know where to start. You are possibly thinking, I am too old, fat, unfit, not sporty and this can’t possibly work for me. Well I am afraid that you are wrong!
Erewash Valley Running Club New Beginners Course is all about helping people become runners in a slow structured way, walking and running in small intervals and building your fitness up. There is no competition and we focus on support, friendship and fun. Anyone can be a runner and we certainly will do our best to help you become one.
This Beginners Course is designed to get you to the point where you can run 5K in a relaxed pace. It’s a simple, progressive program that begins with more walking than running, and gradually evolves into more running than walking.
Once you are able to run 5K nonstop, you can decide on your next goal. You might simply want to continue running 5K at a time, three or four days per week.
Research has shown that this is enough to help you lose or maintain weight, and improve many other important health markers, i.e., your cholesterol, blood pressure, and insulin response.
Or you might decide that you want to do more i.e 10K or Half Marathons, Don’t be intimidated the first 5K are the hardest you will ever run. Once you have reached this level of fitness, it’s relatively easy to do more. You simply have to budget the time, and be patient and disciplined in your training.
Here Are Four Key Points To Consider Before You Begin
The Erewash Valley Running Club New Beginners Course
1. If you are over 40, not accustomed to any exercise, or more than 20 pounds overweight, consult with your physician. Unless you have a known health risk, your doctor will probably encourage you to begin a run-walk program, but it’s always wise to check.
2. Schedule your workouts. You won’t find time for them unless you make time for them. Put them in your phone, computer, daily appointment planner, on the front of your refrigerator, or wherever else you keep your schedule.
3. Expect bad days. Everyone has them, but they pass quickly, and the next workout is often better than the previous one. So stick with the program.
4. Don’t rush. In the fitness world, rushing leads to injuries and discouragement. Be patient, and go slow.
The goal is to reach 5K of continuous running, not to set any records getting there.