Our first clinic starts in just ten days! Still on the fence? Here are the answers to some common questions we've been getting. Don't let these types of things prevent you from getting your Running Start!
Q: I have to miss a session (or two). Should I still sign up?
A: Missing only one session will make very little difference to your progress as long as you keep up with your workouts on your own. If you're missing more than two, let's discuss it! It's not impossible, but together we need to come up with a strategy so you don't fall behind. We want to make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck!
Q: I can't run at all. Won't I be too slow? I don't want to hold the group back.
A: There really is no such thing as too slow, especially when you're starting out. Will people have different natural paces? Yes. Will you be holding anyone back? No. As much as we're in this together, it's a very personal process. The best strategy is to start where you're at.
Q: No really, I can't run at all. Won't the program be too hard?
A: The program is designed to be gentle and gradual so you don't hurt yourself. The first session will have absolute beginners running a mere 30 seconds. You can do almost anything for 30 seconds! Yes. You can.
Q: I don't know. It seems kind of expensive.
A: Yup. The twenty is the new five, amiright? For your $89 (+GST) you get eight weeks of professional coaching (that's only $11.12/week), information on nutrition and how to nourish your new runner's bod, injury prevention tips and techniques from a professional physiotherapist, and a crew of cheer leaders providing unconditional support for when the going gets tough.
On September 6, you can start an eight-week program that will improve your overall fitness, give you planning strategies on how to fit running and proper nutrition into your life, and introduce you to new people that will support you on your journey. Sounds pretty good.