Couch to 5K Training Guide

Training Plans, Tips & Advice for Beginning Runners

Our Couch to 5K running plan helps transition couch potatoes to 5K runners in just 9 weeks. The C25K beginner's running plan has enabled thousands of beginning runners to walk/run their way to their first 5K race.

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Pete Rea
 

Pete Rea has been the head coach at ZAP Fitness, a Reebok-sponsored Team USA Training Center, since the facility's opening in 2002