Grounded Running Training Programs
Couch to 5k Training Program
The following program is designed to help new runners training for their first 5k. The program is a 9 week plan and slowly builds and improves the overall health and well-being of the runner and walker taking part in the program. With all new athletic programs, you should seek the advice of a medical professional. Click here
Half-marathon Training Plans
Our Half-marathon training plans are broken down into four categories: Novice 1, Novice 2, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2.
Here are four key points to consider before you begin any training program:
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 13.1 miles of continuous running, not to set any records getting there.
Training is all about accountability. The best way to keep yourself accountable is to run with others. Join us for our next Group Run and you may just meet you new training partner!