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.

Couch to 5K Running Articles

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The Best Holiday Gifts for Women Who Run

Whether you're looking to treat someone to a bigticket item or searching for a little something for the run club gift exchange, we've got you covered

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How to Stay Fit During the Holidays

You certainly don't have to throw away all the progress you made over the year at the expense of time with family and friends.

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The Best Speed Workouts for Beginners

If you're new to running (or have previously only logged miles for fun), speed work might be a little intimidating. It doesn't have to be.

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The ACTIVE Fall Running Shoe Guide

The ACTIVE.com team gathered and tested the newest road and trail running shoes to help you find the perfect pair for the upcoming season.

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10 Running Books Guaranteed to Inspire

While we can't guarantee these books will give you the runner's high we all crave, we can guarantee this: You'll have plenty of inspiration to draw up

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