Now, you’ve read my email (you have, yeah?) so you know the drill:
Your task today is to go for a ten minute run.
Now, a ten minute run is the first run in my 5km RUN with Turia program (our beginners course). And without a doubt, it is the single most terrifying thing most of our members face when they join us.
Because ten minutes is a really long time! And most of our members swear up and down that they just won’t be able to run for that long.
But, here’s what they learn inside:
Running, is not really RUNNING. At least, not when you first start out. I think most people assume that running means, y’know, a super fast, confident pace. You might think of a “runner” and picture some lean, leggy woman striding out along the path in skin tight lycra, her ponytail flying out behind her.
But it’s not.
When you are learning to run, it’s all about going as slowly as possible.
Now, inside RUN with Turia, we do things a little differently. We don’t follow the run/walk method that you might be used to. Our aim is to get you running consistently, not stopping and starting. But when you first start out, the only way to do that is to go REALLY slowly.
In RUN, we call this super slow jog, the “shuffle” – and it is the one tool that our members SWEAR by as their running breakthrough.
Literally. The shuffle is what has taught over 2,500 women inside my program how to run.
So, let’s show you the shuffle….