Couch to 5K Check-In #4

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Good morning ladies! How are YOU doing?  It’s time to check-in for Couch to 5K- let me know how it’s going- thumbs up, thumbs down or somewhere in between.  Tell me YOUR story.  Tell me if YOU need encouragement.  We have an entire community of runners ready to give you that high-five for a great run, or words of encouragement to keep going or to answer whatever questions you might have.  I know the first entire YEAR of running for me was one big question!

That’s who we runners are.  Run_Lisa_2

It tok me a really long time to embrace the above.  It took me an even longer time to actually believe I was a runner.  I had so many roadblocks of MY own doing, I had so many pre-conceived notions of the definition of runner.  While on the one hand I was my own biggest champion, on the other hand I was also my own biggest hurdle.  Is that YOU?

The running community and my runner friends, online and in real life, always supported, encouraged and believed in me.  However, it took ME supporting, encouraging, and most importantly, BELIEVING IN MYSELF to take that important journey to calling myself a runner.  I would venture to say that there are some that I consider runners today that do not consider themselves runners……yet.  Go ahead seasoned runners, chime in on this thought.  I am sure the newbies would love to hear what you have to say on the topic.

So get out there and run……run with your heart and soul.

BELIEVE.

Week 5- Day 1
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Week 5- Day 2
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
Walk 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)

Week 5- Day 3

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.

Week 4-Days 1, 2 and 3
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Couch to 5K Training Plan

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  • Kate

    Hopefully will be starting today!!! Looking to run a glow in the dark 5k in late July!