Run Wales

So a little bird told you that running is awesome and you should try it! Well we at Run Wales can confirm that what you’ve heard is indeed true! But where do you start?

Our First Steps Programme is designed for those interested in the many benefits of running but who are new to exercise and not quite ready for the Couch to 5k programme.
The programme includes two gradual plans to help ease you into running: the Pre-Running Preparation Plan and the Run Your First Mile Plan. We hope this programme will lend a virtual helping hand to those making their first steps to becoming more active.

Remember when starting any new exercise journey it is important to take things slowly and of course have fun! Be honest with yourself about your current fitness level and pick the best starting point for you; please don’t run before you can walk, quite literally!

The Pre-Running Preparation Plan

Purpose: Preparation for your first attempt at running.
Duration: 4 weeks, 4 days per week.

Equipment: All you need are comfortable clothes (lightweight layers are best) and a pair of trainers. Don’t forget to tie those laces up properly!

Safety: Always tell someone where you’re going and what you’re doing. Better still, go out with a member of the family, for example your children could cycle or scoot along side you.

The Plan:

Click to download a copy of the pre_running_plan and training log.

 

The Run Your First Mile Plan

Purpose: Preparation for your first attempt at running a mile.
Duration: 6 weeks, 4 days per week.

Equipment: All you need are comfortable clothes (lightweight layers are best) and a pair of trainers. Don’t forget to tie those laces up properly!

Safety: Always tell someone where you’re going and what you’re doing. Better still, go out with a member of the family, for example your children could cycle or scoot along side you.

The Plan:

Click to download a copy of the first_mile_plan and training log.

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