Beginning Runners

Tonia Jackson - Head Coach
Kim McCaskill - Head Coach


Workout Plan

(Three days per week, Mon/Wed/Fri work well for most participants)ALWAYS INCLUDE A 5 MINUTE WALKING WARM UP PRIOR TO RUNNING AND A 5 MINUTE WALKING COOL DOWN AFTERWARD.
Weeks 1&2
Week 1: Run 1 min, walk 2 min for a total of 20 min.
Week 2: Run 2 min, walk 3 min for a total of 25 min.
Weeks 3&4
Week 3: Run 2 min, walk 3 min for a total of 30 min.
Week 4: Run 3 min, walk 3 minute for a total of 30 min.
Weeks 5&6
Week 5: Run 3 min, walk 2 min for a total of 35 min
Week 6: Run 3 min, walk 1 min for a total of 40 min
Week 7&8
Week 7: Run 4 min, walk 2 min for a total of 40 min
Week 8: Run 4 min, walk 1 min for a total of 45 min-
LABOR DAY WEEK - we will not meet on Monday. The Graduation 5k is Saturday of this week. Run the week 8 pattern 2 days then rest your legs and be ready to cross that finish line for your Graduation race!

Meeting Location

Beginning Runners meet every Monday evening. Training begins promptly at 6:30pm, however please arrive early as we often have guest speakers or announcements prior to training.

  • WE TRAIN IN THE GRASSY AREA ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WALNUT GROVE ROAD AT THE STOPLIGHT AT FARM ROAD.
  • We PARK in the BMX track parking lot on Walnut Grove Road
  • AFTER YOU PARK IN THE BMX TRACK PARKING LOT, WALK TO THE TRAINING AREA WHICH IS THE GRASSY AREA ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WALNUT GROVE ROAD AT THE STOPLIGHT AT FARM ROAD.
  • How to get there: the BMX track is located on the south side of Walnut Grove Road between the stop light at the Shelby Farms entrance (on the east) and the Wolf River Bridge (on the west).

If you are going west on Walnut Grove Road the left turn lane GETS BACKED UP. It might be easier to go past the location, take the Humphries Rd. exit, turn back left (east) onto Walnut Grove and turn right into the parking lot.