11 Responses to “Couch to 5k”

  1. Ann March 3, 2009 at 10:04 PM #

    Let me know if you do run, and I’ll come and cheer you on. :glee:

  2. Penny March 3, 2009 at 10:20 PM #

    See, it’s not so bad. The training programme that I have starts off just like that and will have you ready for 13.2 miles come September 😉

  3. Mary-Frances March 3, 2009 at 10:22 PM #

    I need a program like that! I got really sedentary this winter and I have to get moving. Good for you!

  4. Lori March 4, 2009 at 1:22 AM #

    Where did you find the program (music and all)? Sounds like something I need!

  5. Kristen March 4, 2009 at 7:37 AM #

    Two great reasons to run:

    1. There’s a sale about to start.
    2. Someone’s chasing you.

    Other than that, a fast walk is about my top speed.

  6. Louisa Edwards March 4, 2009 at 8:48 AM #

    Those music podcasts sound amazing! Are they on iTunes?

  7. Mel Francis March 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM #

    another writer friend of mine and I started the fatchicksrunning.com blog by doing the Cto5K program. I run my first 5K race in 2 weeks. I started out barely able to run the first 60 second run and now I can run (it’s not a pretty run, nor is it fast) 3 miles. I am still overweight, but I’ve dropped 20 some-odd inches and 1 size since I started the program last fall. It works.

  8. MarnieColette March 4, 2009 at 11:38 AM #

    You will absolutely love it. I started the couch to 5k in Sept 08 and I continued on afterwards, I just finished my first half marathon in Jan 09. I will say before I started the program – running for me – Well just say I had owned the same running shoes for about 2 years. HEHE!

  9. Karin March 4, 2009 at 4:10 PM #

    I basically tried to do something similar to that. Last February, my brother called me about a pub run he’d started the week before and wanted to know if I would be interested in going with him. It is a 5K and I ended up jogging for as long as I could and then walked until I felt like I could do a bit more jogging, did it, then walked, and then finished it off by jogging the last few blocks. It took me about twice as long as my brother, but I had fun doing it. We did the pub run together for a couple of months and then other things got in the way and the pub changed the day of the week they had the run. So, now, I basically do the same thing in my neighborhood when I can. The fact that there is less sunlight per day right now has put a damper on it because I won’t go jogging by myself after dark, even in my safe neighborhood. I try to get out and do it on the weekends, but life tends to interfere.

  10. Ciar Cullen March 4, 2009 at 4:24 PM #

    Shoes, shoes, shoes. And by the way, shoes. Once you’re off the treadmill and hit the road, buy good ones. Look at the ones you have and see how you’ve worn them down, then go to Runner’s World online or some other place like that and figure out which would be best for you. Of course, you’re a young thang. Still… Did I mention that it’s important to get a good pair of running shoes 🙄

    You can do it!!!

  11. Angie March 4, 2009 at 4:32 PM #

    I actually do have good running shoes, I promise!

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