Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners, or for those people who may have run in their youth (like me!) but haven’t run for decades. It was developed by Josh Clark, who himself was new to running, and the idea behind the plan was to help his 50-something mum get off the couch and start running too.
The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks that it covers.
So 1st June 2020 marks Week 3 for me and I have successfully completed the two previous weeks without having to start again. Which is definitely progress as that’s what I thought I might need to do; life is busy at the moment and I’m juggling too many things at once.
I’m really enjoying this plan, and it’s making me feel great, albeit a bit achy the next. It’s a goal that helps you get fitter, off the couch, and lose a few pounds in the process.
I’ve also been able to connect with other Couch To 5K runners on Twitter, offer some advice for those who are on Weeks 1 & 2 and get some tips for the weeks ahead.
This plan is not just good for your fitness levels or your mental health, it helps you set short-term goals, encourage you to stick to them, and see the end results once you have achieved those goals.
To find out more details click Couch To 5K and download the podcast or app.