What is Couch to 5K?
Getting off the couch is half the battle! But if a person can walk for five minutes, they will be able to set their goals toward a 5K run in just a few weeks. If you struggle with running, how can you ever be a “real” runner? And motivation is also hard, as it can seem tedious in the beginning. That is where a Couch to 5K training plan comes in!
Workouts include a warm-up, running for a short period of time, walking, repeat, and a cooldown. As the weeks progress, the intervals change so that participants are running more and walking less. By the last week, you’ll run just over three miles without stopping.
Eight-Week Program designed for a group. Program will include weekly run training with an end goal of running 3.1 miles. Members will be given strength training, mobility and nutrition recommendations along the way.
Includes one time per week in person meet up. Group run, strength training and/or mobility. No custom plans – members will choose beginner, intermediate, or advanced based on registration information. Members will receive a weekly check in with education specific to their stage in the program, gear suggestions, nutrition/fueling strategies, and motivation along the way. Access to Running Coach to answer questions about running during the program. Running Coach to provide gait assessment, review and recommendations.
Begins June 3 (8 Sessions)
Thursdays from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Meeting location: Edlavitch DCJCC!
About the coach
Danielle Hirt (Coach D) is a seasoned marathoner and distance runner. She has over a decade of experience coaching runners and athletes of all abilities. Her specialties include strength training for runners, Couch to 5K, middle distance (5 miler and 10 miler) and long distance (half and full marathon) training. Danielle is passionate about helping others learn to run pain free and build and endurance to complete their running goals. Danielle is an RRCA Certified Running Coach, NASM Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist. She believes that nothing is impossible, the word itself reads I’m Possible.