Get Running: Stay on Track is an eight-week course for anyone who can squeeze a 30- to 40-minute run into their busy life three times a week, but who needs a kickstart to get going, and support when they run out of excuses. Welcome to Get Running Stay On Track delivered by The Irish Times in association with ForgetTheGym.
Stay On Track Week One
It’s all about getting started this week and working out where you are right now in terms of pace and distance.
Stay On Track Week Two
This week we bring variety into our runs by discussing speed, running surfaces and new routes. We also talk about 5k races and Mary’s favourite tool for keeping you on course – your training diary.
Stay On Track Week Three
This week, we pay special attention to your breathing and running posture. These tips can make an enormous difference to how comfortable your runs will feel. We also add more variety into our runs by adding a new type of speedwork. And have a special bonus video on stretching to keep you all mobile and injury free.
Stay On Track Week Four
It's time for you to try out a 5k timed run or race and see how you get on, after four weeks of training. We will also have some fun with our midweek runs as we introduce Fartlek training and we also use a Chirunning technique tip that will help your breathing and posture. You’re halfway through, so well done!
Disclaimer: Running is a strenuous activity and is not without risk. Before embarking on this or any other exercise programme you should consult with your doctor. By participating in the programme you acknowledge that The Irish Times, ForgetTheGym or their agents cannot be held liable for any injuries or other problems that may occur as a result.