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Couch to 5k kick off presentation

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Thursday, May 15, 2014




We had a small group for our initial couch to 5k kickoff and it went really well. This has been a long time in coming, everything that has gone into turning this idea from a mere day dream to a physical reality has been worth it. It often takes far more energy to get something off the ground than it does to keep it going and this is no different.

The presentation covered the following:
-My story and background
- Why train for a 5k?
- Introduction to run/walk training
-The science behind the effectiveness of run / walk training
- Basic periodization and it's importance
- The fitness progression
- Avoiding over training and the top 4 running injuries
- The importance of proper running shoe fit and selection.

When I get off night shift, I'll put some of this into a blog for our beginning runners out there.

Today I did an eval on one of my c25k clients to determine her run/walk interval and her best training pace for aerobic base training and best recovery between sessions. We discovered during the process how much better she felt at a training interval that was best suited for her current conditioning and she told me later how she was always sore and her knees hurt before because she was training at a pace that everyone else was doing and not what was best for her...

#WIN

Next week I'm meeting with other clients to get their pace and schedules set up and the. Next Saturday is our first group run :)

It's kinda hard to fathom how fast things have progressed toward my goal of starting a running group and coaching/training clients. What started off as ... Wouldn't it be cool if I did... Became reality because of consistent dedication and small steps that leaned toward what I ultimately wanted to do.

I love being a trainer.


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GRAMPIAN 9/20/2014 4:54PM

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BRITT831 6/8/2014 7:12AM

    It's always an amazing feeling to realize you are living a dream!!!! Congrats on your success!!!

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NASFKAB 5/20/2014 1:49AM

  doing an awesome job

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PJB145 5/19/2014 11:57PM

    emoticon emoticon Congratulations and continued success. I am not a runner but I do plan to walk a 5K in the near future.

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OSDOWNS 5/19/2014 10:05PM

    Yay!


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TIME-4-TINA 5/19/2014 7:51PM

    Thanks, I would appreciate some free info. on the couch to 5k program. Hope you enjoyed your first class. How often do you meet?

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AJB121299 5/19/2014 5:34PM

    nice

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MCMASTER1205 5/19/2014 4:34PM

    I just signed up for the rookie program :)

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IN102WIN 5/19/2014 12:53PM

    emoticon would you believe I was thinking to begin this program!!! I am looking out for your post based on the couch to 5K for pointers!!! Thanks and thanks for "friending" on fb lol

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PITTIEMOM54 5/19/2014 10:46AM

    AWESOME! emoticon

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GORDON66 5/19/2014 9:25AM

  Good for you, and I'm sure your clients love you too!!!

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MRSRIGS1 5/18/2014 4:13PM

    This is so AWESOME! What a great accomplishment! emoticon

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PENOWOK 5/18/2014 7:42AM

    That's awesome, Robert...word gets around. You'll soon have a waiting list!

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MICHELLE_391 5/17/2014 10:24PM

    I've been popping in and out, watching your progress for quite a while, and you are such an inspiration - and way to go! Look at you, coaching?! Someone other than yourself!

You rock!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 5/17/2014 5:41PM

    "It's kinda hard to fathom how fast things have progressed ..." #believeinyourself not going to say #toldyouso :)

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/17/2014 5:22PM

    So proud of you and your progress! Amazing what hard work and passion will bring out. emoticon

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_MOBII_ 5/17/2014 12:04PM

    You look and sound GREAT! We are all so proud of you! Congratulations!

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CICELY360 5/17/2014 12:37AM

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    hugs

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JAMER123 5/16/2014 10:35PM

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You have accomplished a lot in a relatively short time! That is fantastic! I hope you keep the motivation going and keep passing it on to those that want it.

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MOMMAKNOWSBEST 5/16/2014 9:53PM

  :)

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JSEATTLE 5/16/2014 9:43PM

  That is so neat, wish I could be there too, to learn from you.

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_JODI404 5/16/2014 7:35PM

    I'm so happy for you, and totally enjoying seeing your journey evolve!!

Turning your dreams into reality ~ it doesn't get better than that!
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CHARTHESTAR 5/16/2014 4:16PM

    Anyone who is lucky enough to have you as a trainer will be blessed.
With how far you have come and the obstacles you have faced you can inspire anyone!

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LIVELYGIRL2 5/16/2014 3:30PM

  Even though it was a small group, it probably is easier to begin this way. I can see your accomplishing amazing things. I'm so freaking PROUD of you.

I do look forward to seeing your 5 K running plan, when you get an opportunity.

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EMMACLAIRE5 5/16/2014 2:39PM

    What a blessing to be able to do important work that you love! Hope I get there someday soon!

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DIANNEMT 5/16/2014 2:36PM

    Great!! I'll be in the UP in August but only long enough to get DD3 set up at college.

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NONNAOF2 5/16/2014 1:12PM

  You most definitely have found your niche!! :-)

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PATRICIAANN46 5/16/2014 10:57AM

  Your enthusiasm definitely shines through........... emoticon

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LCRUMLEY81 5/16/2014 10:00AM

  Great job

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CFMOSS 5/16/2014 8:49AM

    What wonderful opportunities have opened up for you as you have journeyed on this healthy living pathway. emoticon

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SHERYLP461 5/16/2014 7:38AM

    I know you are excited about this great accomplishment in your life.

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