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April 30th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in Beginners Running

Its almost here ! One of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar is happening again on Sunday the 26th April and for many the London Marathon is where a dream is born.

In 2010, 36,549 people crossed the line, many of those running in remembrance of a friend or family member for different charities.

I myself began running and entered my first London Marathon just 25 weeks after the “could I run” thought popped into my head. I was a poor runner at school.

This is why I began the SoRunForFun beginners guide to running courses.

We have launched them again this spring as I now have colleague, Elias to assist in taking this forward, we can nurture more beginners through to their goals.

“One day I want to run a marathon”

Now this may seem adventurous but I hear many clients wishing they could jog some distance.

Well, we ourselves set our own limitations and now is the time for you to get up and have a go.

The Beginner running Club is on a Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6 pm from Muckley Corner at Gail Abbey Fitness Lichfield.

This club is also open to those who have been unable to run for some time due to lack of motivation,injury or those who wish to be stripped right back,forgetting all things they already know to help them find the ‘love’ again for running.

Everyone will start from a clean running card and follow the advice throughout the program. When the program is complete you will want to run faster, further and more frequently.


Q Will I be able to keep up?

A Yes, as I am pulling everyone back to a walk /run program to start and will be giving a running program out for all to follow at the slow pace I recommend. I am building strong foundations and after the course you can take the information and move to whatever level you wish.

Q Why are you holding people back if they can already run and what is the object of the program?

A Training many clients over the years I see that their running programs lack structure, progression,variation and all of this diminishes motivation, produces lethargic running and often incurs injury.

Runners who have reached great heights and become injured often forget or don’t want to go back to building foundations as they feel they will be taking steps backwards. When really they have forgotten WHY they began running..for fitness,fun and relaxation.

I want to put back those key elements and take away the ‘self competitive pressure’ to enjoy the scenery, company and freedom that walking/jogging/running allows.

New runners very quickly feel the runners high and forget that the legs,core need strengthening and flexibility, both by running and with a fitness program to compliment the sport.

The eagerness to do too much speed and or distance without good foundations then also leads to injury, creates problems,leading to low self belief and eventually motivation wanes.

During the course we cover the following
*Technique and equipment
*Common injuries and why
*Programming and exercise to prevent injury
*Hill running
*Road Running
*Cross Country
*Picking up the distance
*Speed Interval sessions
*Q and A how is the training going
*A 5/10k Fun Run
*Fartlek training

Its really a great hobby and a fantastic community.

For more info click here

Come and join the fun.

Gail x

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