The Couch to 5k (aka: c25k) app will ease you into running a 5k in 9 weeks! It is designed to be 3, 30 minute workouts a week, so it is easy to fit into your busy schedules. It’s a really easy app to use too. It integrates with the music you already have on your iPhone, iTouch, or Droid, so you can listen to it as you workout. It tells you when to start walking, running, and when to turnaround at your half way point too. All you have to do is get off the couch and get moving!
For our workout, Traci backed her training up to Week 1, Day 1 partly due to a recent calf muscle injury and because of the altitude here in Colorado. It took us all a couple of days to just adjust to the 7,000 ft. altitude. I was getting winded just walking up a flight of stairs!
Each workout is timed, and it will alert you when you are at your halfway point. It gives you a warm up period and a cool down time too. You can record your workout history and update your results to Facebook (if you want it too).
Pretty cool, huh? If you decide to give it a try, let me know what you think! I can’t wait to start my real training once I return home to Florida!