Category Archives: C25K

Train Yourself To Take It Easy

Whatever your sport (running, swimming, lifting, biking, etc) keep in mind form, but also remember to relax.

Runner looking very relaxed

Doesn't this runner look relaxed?

You’d be surprised how much energy you might be exerting in those tightened shoulders while you run or the constant flexed feet or overly tight grip.  Ease up a bit by focusing on using your muscles, not tightening your entire body.  I periodically will check myself especially when I am in the last leg of a long run.  Don’t relax till you lose form, just be aware of what your body is doing and what it needs.  Treat your body well and it will respond well.

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Couch to 5k: Week 9 FINAL WEEK!

The final week! Stay strong! If you have not already, now is the time to sign up for your first 5k road race! Look for one in your area and register! You can do it!

My favorite race schedule provider: runontexas.com

<<Go to previous week
<<Get Started – Week 1
<<Pick your week

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
9 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes). The final workout! Congratulations! Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Couch to 5k: Week 8

Summer has certainly kicked in full speed – Be sure to drink lots of water before and after! If you have noticed your knees are feeling a little achy, start icing them for 15-20 minutes post-run.

Now is not the time to slack on your diet, be sure you continue to balance your meals and get regular good-night’s sleep – your body depends on consistency in order to operate at optimal capacity.

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<<Get Started – Week 1

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
8 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Couch to 5k: Week 7

How is everyone doing?! This is fun, isn’t it?! =)

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<<Get Started – Week 1

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
7 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes).

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Couch to 5k: Week 6 ARE WE RUNNING YET =)

WOOOOOO!

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<<Get Started – Week 1

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
6 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1 mile (or 10 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Jog 1 mile (or 10 minutes)

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2-1/4 miles (or 25 minutes) with no walking.

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Couch to 5k: Week 5 HALF WAY THERE!!!!!!

HALF WAY THERE!!!!!!motivated woman running

Wow, I am DIGgin’ this schedule.  We are half way there! Stay motivated everyone!!! Let’s rock this!

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<<Go to Week One

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
5 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)
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)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Couch to 5k: Week 4

Hope everyone is enjoying the schedule! Keep at it! Stay consistent so that by the time the next week rolls around you won’t be dieing on the pavement from the sudden change.  Keep the motivation levels high!

<<Go to previous week
<<Go to Week One

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
4 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)

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)

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)

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


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