Saturday, June 14, 2008
4 New Couch-to-5K Site
Just thought I'd mention to those of you who're interested that there's a new Couch-to-5K running site, http://c25k.com. It's a centralized resource for everything, CT5K/C25K. ;-) (It includes the original CT5k/C25K link from the Cool Running website, as well as several other resources (podcasts, CT5K running forums, post-CT5K running plans, etc.). IMHO, the only thing they're missing is a link to a CT5K blog directory! [And of course that list should include Abi's blog & my own. ;-) ]
For those of you who aren't familiar with this running plan, it's a gradual progression of interval training that literally takes you from "couch" to "5K" in 9 weeks.
I've personally used the program to get back into running (a few times in fact!), although you don't have to have any previous running experience to do the program. You can start off as a newbie runner who's never so much as run a lap & still be able to complete the program.
The great thing about the program is that it's moderate & gradual. I honestly didn't feel sore after any of the workouts, & that's the whole point. And for that reason alone, it's the ideal way to introduce or reintroduce yourself to running!
I highly recommend the program! (Of course, as a legal disclaimer, please be sure to seek the advice of a physician before beginning any workout program.)