Couch to 5K Training Guide

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couch to 5k running Articles

Running to Lose Weight
By Jay Johnson

Running is a great way to lose weight and get in shape. But, it's easy to overdo it once you start seeing results. Coach Jay Johnson walks you through

How Long Is a 5K?
By Giselle Domdom

How long is a 5K? Here's your breakdown of this doable road running distance.

How You Know You Are a Runner
By Sabrina Grotewold

How do you know that you're a runner? When certain habits become second nature, you've become one of us. Check out this fun look at runners' quirks.

How Do I Run a Faster 5K?
By Jay Johnson

Running a faster 5K is possible once you identify the key elements that need attention. Follow these three steps to achieve your 5K PR.

How to Become a Better Runner Part 2
By Erik Taylor

Many runners don't use their glutes fully when extending their legs forward; this can cause an inefficient gait and increased risk for injury. Strengt