Training

Internet Links for 5K Training

New to running? Never tried a 5K? There is tons of great information available online to help you get started on your training. A 5K is 3.1 miles and is great distance for people that are new to races. Here are some of our favorite links for information and training tips:

Cool Running’s Couch to 5K Running Plan: nine week plan broken into three workouts per week.

Carli’s Couch to 5K podcasts: Downloadable MP3’s with music and verbal cues that tell you when to walk or run.

Active.com’s 10 Tips for Beginning Runners: Everything from proper gear to motivation.

5 Ways to Improve Your 5K Speed: Tips for amping up that pace and speeding up your time.

How to Finish Strong: Tips for getting through the home stretch.

Run a Faster 5K: Tips for more experienced racers to help their finish position.