Running can seem like the most uninspiring activity at the best of times. Motivation is the key to starting out, but when it’s cold and dark outside, or if you’ve just spent a long day slogging it out at the office, putting on your trainers and shorts and dragging yourself around the block in front of your neighbours is the last thing you feel like doing.
And yet, there are many people who want to run, but simply can’t find the time. The C25K Running Program (Couch to 5km) may have the answers.
C25K has been designed to get anyone from the couch to running 5 km or 30 minutes in just 9 weeks. And the website is a fantastic resource for runners just starting out.
There are podcasts for your phone or music player telling you when to run and when to walk, and to assist you in your training. There are success stories, training tools, frequently asked questions, distance maps and facebook fan pages (currently with over 2,500 fans).
Check it out – you’ll be hitting 5km before you know it - www.c25k.com