Last night was great watching this latest Learn to Run group finish a 5K. Drake Park was spectacular with leaves all changing and some great light. To say that this program has exceeded all expectations would be an understatement. Perhaps even more impressive is the community of running buddies and friends that has developed and continues to build. Yes, this is a program we should have done a decade ago but sometimes you just don't know what you don't know. The groups we're huge in the beginning (probably too big) but have become much more manageable going forward.
Certainly the program provides support and motivation but it also offers up the appropriate tangible info to get people going. Connie leads the group through running form and helps create the body awareness that will help make running comfortable and less prone to injury. The "running manual" alone is filled with worlds of running info Huge kudos to Connie for making this program what it is. Her energy and passion for getting folks started is contagious and helps keep everyone going.
So, what happens now? Well the next program starts up on Saturday at 9am right here at FootZone. It's a 6 week program to get folks ready for the Jingle Bell Run. The Wednesday group run will continue. This group meets at 5:30 for a run every Wednesday that an LTR session isn't in session. All are welcome. Since there won't be another evening LTR session until Spring, you can count on seeing some Learn to Runners at FootZone for all foreseeable Wednesdays. This is a great way to get in an after work run with a group during the darker months.