Sorry for the lack of creativity in my title. It’s too close to the end of the semester, I’m tapped out.
But I heard of something cool from Jimmy Fallon recently, and it’s called “The Couch to 5K.” And I guess it’s an exercise plan for even the laziest of couch potatoes to get fit enough to run 5k. LOL right?
I know nothing about this, so this entire post is just going to be a learning post.
There is no real “official website” to explain this program, but this site here explains the steps pretty well. I guess you listen to a podcast a week (the program is 9 weeks) and run according to the podcast.
Take a look at a short overview of weeks 1-3:
For your three runs in week one, you will begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternate one minute of running and one-and-a-half minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.
For your three runs in week two, you will begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternate one-and-a-half minutes of running with two minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.
For your three runs in week three, you will begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then two repetitions of one-and-a-half minutes of running, one-and-a-half minutes of walking, three minutes of running and three minutes of walking.
Here is a forum where people who are doing the program to communicate and share their progress with each other.
Here is the app.
I, unfortunately, couldn’t find an informative video on this program.
I’ve provided a 4 leaf clover for good luck in your couch to 5k journey.