LEARN TO RUN BEND
...is a beginner level, women's training group just for brand new runners, women who haven't run in a reeeeally long time, and terrified, discouraged, or reluctant would-be runners who are seeking a safe and welcoming place to learn to run a 5K.
Learning to run creates vibrant health, increased energy, greater confidence and self-efficacy. We'll cover important foundational running information, like running form, gear, and nutrition - but also subjects that will help you to move your body long after our class ends - like motivation, your big why, overcoming exercise reluctance, discovering joy in movement, and more. We'll also enjoy a few complementary movement experiences to build strength and confidence!
Learn to Run Bend is a rich, comprehensive 5K training group experience in the supportive company of other beginner runners and your coach, an RRCA-certified running coach and Duke University-certifed health coach with 9 years and 16+ beginner level training groups under her belt!
Learn to Run Bend like a BOSS. Our spring training group starts April 22, 2023.
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be trying to run for the 1st time or in a long time and feel like you have to be an expert before you even start!
feel like you 'should' run/walk/move regularly but struggle with motivation
don't know how to get over the hump of starting - how to handle breathing, what shoes to try, what to eat, where to go, etc.
feel that your body has changed and you need to find a new jam
be new to town and need activity buddies
find yourself intimidated by the neighborhood Bendite-Olympian sprinting past your mailbox!
running to be an activity that you actually ENJOY and will keep doing!
movement to be something that lights you up and superpowers your day
to be nourished by community and the outdoors
to appreciate and make peace with your body
Learn to Run Bend will provide a safe space among supportive women where you'll be able to:
build your connection with and confidence in your body
experiment with running and other kinds of movement in the company of other friendly beginners
gently examine your past and present mindset around movement, fitness, and exercise
envision and enact your own sustainable running and movement practice
How we'll get there!
Learn to Run Bend is a 9 week training program that meets in person 2x/week, on Wednesday evenings at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 8am. Running will be the foundation, AND we'll intermittently experiment with other types of movement to boost strength, skills, and FUN.
We'll talk about:
Your running practice as a tool for self-care, discovery, and general badassery
Making joyful and intuitive movement choices
The construction of your motivational toolkit - your vision, values, and support
Bringing clarity and compassion to your past experiences with movement, fitness, and exercise
Fortifying yourself against the toxic messaging of diet, fitness, and grind culture
Bringing mindfulness to your movement experiences
Putting your passion into action - stewarding movement communities and the local environment
Becoming a resilient mover with the confidence to try new things, shape your daily movement practice to your needs, energize the rest of your life, and inspire those around you
What you'll get:
A 9 week training plan that will comfortably take you from not running at all to completing a 5K!
Twice weekly workouts, on Wednesday nights at 6pm PT and Saturday mornings at 8am PT that introduce you to a variety of great running locations around Bend
Saturday post-workout coffee hour to connect with all your new peeps!
A registration discount and more for our goal 5K race, the Redmond Run on 6/17
Running clinics on breathing, running form, gear, warm ups, and more
Behavior change info that puts a strong foundation under your new running practice
A private Slack group for accountability, support, and FUN
Weekly emails from your coach and mentors
Optional additional 1-on-1 coaching and/or runs with your coach
Does the idea of gleefully crossing a finish line with new friends by your side make your heart sing? Here's what to do next!
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If you missed my free Zoom workshop,
How to Start Running this Spring, email me and I'll send you the video!
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