Couch Potato To 5K Runner

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How To Go from Couch Potato To 5K Runner

If you’ve ever watched a race, either in person or on the TV and thought to yourself how great it would feel to go from being a ‘couch potato to 5k’ runner, then take heart, with just a little persistence and the right type of training, you can definitely do it. The secret is to begin slowly, by gradually increasing the distances and speeds you run at. Nobody has ever gone from couch potato to 5krunner without any preparation or practice, they simply trained regularly and followed a regular 5k training schedule, consistently taking the steps needed to improve their fitness up to the point where they could comfortably run 3.1 miles in one go without stopping. The first thing you should do isset some realistic goals. These should be a series of smaller goals broken down in to manageable chunks which lead up to your main target of running a 5k race. Being…