Friday, July 19, 2013

Spud 2 Stud - Couch 2 5K

Do you find yourself bee-lining for the couch every day after work? Do you choose to watch TV instead of work-out, play with your kids, or go for a walk with a friend? Do you envy the slim celebrities or the toned athletes you watch on television?  If you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of those questions, then it’s time to do something about it. It’s summer, there’s nothing good on TV right now anyway.

The Couch 2 5K program is rapidly growing in popularity. It’s a nine week program that starts off short and slow, while gradually increasing in speed and distance. The first three weeks you'll start  off with alternating between walking and short bursts of jogging. By the fourth and fifth weeks, you'll be walking and jogging equal amounts. Once you make it to the sixth week, you will be able to jog longer than you’re walking and by the seventh you'll be able to jog for a full ten minutes. At the end of the eighth week you’ll be running 2.5 miles and by the ninth week you’ll be putting on your bib number for your first 5K!!

Our store offers two Couch to 5K training groups! One group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM at our Edgewood, KY store. The second group meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 PM at England-Idlewild Park. They both start next week and we'll be training for the Check Your Genes 5K on September 21st.

Training with groups is a great way to meet new people and to give you motivation to stay committed. If however, you cannot make any of our meeting times, there are great Couch 2 5K online programs and mobile applications you can do yourself.

There are many Couch 2 5K success stories already, but there’s always room for one more! 

Benefits of Running:
  • Weight Loss
  • Boots Immune System
  • Prevents Disease
  • Relieves Stress
  • Increases Energy
  • New Friends

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