Run with a 5K Training Group

IMG_1389Mike Acord of John’s Run/Walk Shop presented at the Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library. In a little over an hour, he walked participants through the ins and outs of starting to run.

Mike taught the group about the importance of wearing the correct shoes and socks for running. He outlined two different training schedules, providing copies to the participants, and talked about different ways to cross-train if feeling the itch to move on days off.

Mike talked about the benefits of running solo and with a group. He described the different feelings that creep up over the course of the training and the excitement of race day.

Mike provided street and sidewalk safety tips, covering how and when to use headphones and the importance of paying attention to your surroundings with sight and hearing.

Interested in having Mike or another John’s expert speak to your group? Email

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Below is a partial list of books about running available at the Lexington Public Library. The links below go to the library’s page.

Running technique and logistics:

The Complete Book of Running from Runner’s World.

The Everything Running Book by Art Lieberman.

Running for Women by Jason Karp.

ChiRunning by Danny Dryer.

Running stories and commentary:

The Accidental Athlete by John Bingham.

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.

Running and Being by Geroge Sheehan.

Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham.

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