How to get off the couch and run a 5k
Here are tips for anyone looking to run a 5k for the first time.
Start with a good pair of running shoes.
First, if you are new to running, focus on just doing 1 mile, 3-4 days a week. Try to run when you can and walk the rest.
Prioritize nutrition. Make sure you are eating healthy foods to help fuel your body.
Find a friend to run/walk with. This will help keep you accountable.
Build your mileage each week. Keep adding .25 miles on to your run until you are doing 3 miles.
Work on building your stamina. Try running further each time. Set a goal and make that goal a little further each run.
Once you have hit all these milestones you are ready for a 5k!