2019 Potato to Tomato 5k Training

8 Week Training Program
Starts on Saturday, June 15th at 7:00am

We at East Nasty know that if you are not a runner it can be hard to get started. We also know that it is possible to get yourself trained from being a non-runner to being able to run a 5K in 8 week's time. That is why every summer, we conduct a FREE couch-to-5k training program. The “Potato to Tomato” is an eight-week program designed to prepare anyone to run the YMCA East Nashville Tomato 5K race on August 10th. We especially want those of you who have never run before, or are coming off a long hiatus!

From June 15th through August 10, 2019 we will meet three times a week for training:  Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm, and Saturday mornings at 7am. Most of the time we will meet in Shelby Park at or near the Nature Center, but occasionally other locations.

Interested?

Sign up below! Come to an informational meeting at the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA in East Nashville on June 6th at 6:30 pm, or just show up on Saturday June 15th at 7 a.m. (location TBD) for the first workout! If you have any questions, email us at P2T@EastNastyForLife.com


More Details

Who can join

Anyone...unless you are currently a runner! This program is designed to help those who have yet to find the motivation to commit to a training program. If you are currently a runner, you are welcome to join us, but only if you bring a friend who is not a runner!

Accomplished runners: If you are looking for a group to run with, join the regular East Nasty run on every Wednesday at at 6pm.)

When and where

From June 15th through August 10, 2019 we will meet on Mondays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. Our first meeting will be on Saturday June 15th at 7 a.m. (location TBD)(Monday and Wednesday evenings we will always meet in Shelby Park at the Nature Center)

COST

The training is FREE, a gift from East Nasty to our community!

Note: there is an entry fee for the East Nashville Tomato 5K race. IF the cost of the race entry is a financial burden, please let us know. We can connect you with resources at the YMCA to help!

The Program

During the course of 24 workouts, participants will progress from walk/runs to run/walks to steady running. Most workouts will only last between 30 and 45 minutes and we will celebrate our success by running the East Nashville Tomato 5K race on Saturday, August 10th ...without walking!

Download the Training Plan

The training plan includes a schedule and description of each workout. Most workouts will only last between 30 and 45 minutes.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, email us at P2T@EastNastyForLife.com.

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The RACE

Margaret Maddox YMCA
East Nashville Tomato 5k

Saturday, August 10th

The East Nashville Tomato 5K and Kids Fun Run benefitting the YMCA's Annual Giving Campaign.