C25K Advice from the Trenches

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Holla!  We are a week into our latest C25K virtual training - how did you all do last week?  I know many of you are literally stepping out of your comfort zones and I couldn't be more proud. Because we've done a few of these virtual training groups before, we have quite a few veterans in our Run … [Read more...]

Couch to 5k Success Story Tara

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One of my favorite roles here at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is mentoring new runners and then getting to share their success stories.  We have a Couch to 5k group over on Facebook where runners can get encouragement and begin their running journey.  In addition to our C25K group, our Run … [Read more...]

Chasing the Sun c25k Training

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Have you always wanted to become a runner but you didn't know where to begin?  Are you coming back to running from a break?  Did you start training for a 5k but fall off the wagon? No worries!  We at The Sisterhood are here to help!  Perhaps you've heard of the Couch to 5k Program.  If not, … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Spotlight: Erica

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I am so excited today to highlight another of The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans Couch to 5k graduates!  This past week, runners have been lacing up and completing their Shamrock Shuffle 5k or 10k races.  We haven't had a sister spotlight in awhile and I thought this was the perfect opportunity. … [Read more...]

Breathing Techniques for Runners

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If there is one comment I'm getting over and over from my new Couch to 5k runners, it's "I can't catch my breath".  Many new runners complain that they feel their breathing is out of control, even on short, easy runs.  It's a little known fact, running will make you breathe harder. :)  Our muscles … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: C25K Success Story – Katie G!

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Last fall, The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans hosted our first virtual Couch to 5k training group.  I'm very proud to introduce you to one of our many success stories, Katie G!  She continues to be active in our current C25K group, encouraging and motivating our newest set of runners.  Katie … [Read more...]

Basic Foam Rolling for Runners!

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Hello there!  Now that our new runners over in the Shrinking Jeans Virtual c25k program have made it through their first week, I'd like to introduce you all to some basic foam rolling techniques that can help keep your muscles happy and healthy.  Foam rolling is an inexpensive form of self-massage. … [Read more...]

Ready…Set…Couch to 5k!

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Good day, runners!!!  Yes...that means YOU!  If you were here last week, you know we have kicked off another round of virtual couch to 5k training.  If you missed Lisa's kick-off post, go read it here.  I'll wait. We all caught up?  Perfect :) That training starts NOW.  You should have … [Read more...]

Couch to 5K Virtual Program- Winter 2014

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We are kicking off our Couch to 5K Virtual Program. What is Couch to 5K? It is a 9 week training program geared to take you from the *couch* (not running) to running a 5K. Each week consists of three *run* days. Each run day has a warm-up, intervals of walking and running, and as the weeks go by, … [Read more...]

Is Running For Me?

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If you are new around here, you will quickly find out that we have a strong running community.  In fact, some of you that have been around for a while might think us runners as  a crazy, fanatical, *talks about running all the time* group. We aren't. You might feel like you don't belong to a … [Read more...]

Ghostly Gallop 2013 Virtual Race Results- How Did It Go?

Ghostly Gallop 2013 Virtual Race Results- How Did It Go? It's race weekend- woot woot! Many of us runners (and walkers too!) write up race reports after finishing our races.  It's a great way to capture the moment in writing because Lord knows I forget so much soon after it happens.  The more … [Read more...]

Couch to 5k Check In!

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It's hard to believe, but we started the latest virtual Couch to 5k training program almost 7 weeks ago!  I've been a resource on Facebook to a group of runners going through this program and I thought it would be fun to get their perspective on how they felt it was going. I asked how far they … [Read more...]

Prepare for C25K

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Are you ready? Excited? Nervous? Dreading it? Ready or not, here it comes. That's right. The Couch-to-5k program starts TOMORROW! It's time to dig within yourself and awaken your inner walking or running beast. Take it one day at a time, putting one foot in front of the other. I know, it's … [Read more...]