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First (or Fastest) 5K | Week Two

May 14, 2015

Heather Stephens
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How did week one go? Starting a new training plan is the biggest challenge of all, sticking with it is a close second. If you aren’t careful, you can derail your hard work with an overzealous, all-or-nothing mentality. The greatest tool for continuity in your training is gentleness with your thoughts and the use of positive self-talk. Focus on the progress you have made so far by simply committing to a new routine. Don’t feel oppressed by what you have not done. With a “push through" mentality you can accomplish some things, but with gentleness you can accomplish all things.


WEEK TWO - FIRST
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WEEK TWO - FASTEST +
Already run a 5k and looking for a PR? Here's a great workout to incorporate into your week. 
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STRENGTH FOR ALL
Your running posture requires balance and symmetry. If you are not running symmetrically, you create natural angles that put unnecessary stress and pressure on your joints, which can lead to injury. Simple attention to your running form and posture keeps your body aligned and will help you develop into a more efficient runner. This five-step circuit will help you increase power and strength endurance to keep your body strong for higher intensity training bouts or races.

 

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RECOVERY FOR ALL
Running has a tendency of tightening the hips and the legs. Yoga loosens them. Fluid movement and holding certain postures brings more awareness to your body and allows for connectivity of the mind and the body. The Jasyoga Quick Hip Reset (video) is the perfect restorative sequence to ease tightness and improve muscle imbalances. 

RUNSPIRATION
“When you recognize that failing doesn’t make you a failure, you give yourself permission to try all sorts of things.” – Lauren Fleshman

Stay in the conversation with #first5k. Good luck with week two!

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First Or Fastest Training Plans 
Week One
Week Two
Week Three 
Week Four
Week Five
Week Six
Week Seven 
Week Eight

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