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May 8, 2012

MOVE: Couch to 10k this summer with The Gaily

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Written by: Erika
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The Gaily has committed to getting you to move your body! We wrote about it here and are finally getting around to some action! (Bathing suit season is looming!)

We are asking you to join us over the next 14 weeks in Parc Lafontaine and train to run a 10K by the end of summer! (Not in Montreal, but love the idea? Why not start a group in your own community? Get in touch!)

Never run before? That’s ok! The couch to 10k program will take you from walking to running in no time, and is great for any kind of fitness level.

Advanced runner? This could work for you too, to help increase your speed and cardiovascular endurance!

One of our main goals with our Move Yo Body program is to get people active, but not to fat or body shame. All body sizes, shapes, genders and fitness levels are encouraged. The goal is to run 10K and move your body, not to be a certain size, weight, or shape!

On day 1 we will start with a 25 minute walk/run (with intervals of 1 minute running to 1.5 min walking). By week 14 you will be able to run a full 60 minutes!

As encouragement, we’d love to test out our abilities in September by joining some races! Maybe this one?

Can’t meet 3 times a week? You can join the group whenever it is convenient and fit in your other runs on your own.

We recommend everyone download the 10K runner app on your iPhone to bring along to runs, to track your progress, or to train on your own. If you don’t have an iPhone, that’s ok too! We will provide the details each week for your runs!

We are tentatively suggesting runs at 7am Monday, and Friday and 7pm on Wednesdays to make sure everyone can come at least once a week.

Join the event page here, post your ideas, interest, and availability. We would like to start training on May 21st! Just less than 2 weeks from now which means we would complete our 14 weeks by the end of August.We are also looking for two additional group leaders who can commit to always be at the run at least once per week. If you are interested, motivated, and friendly, email us to volunteer!

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