13 episodes

This is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks.
It is:
- Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly
- Virtually free - all you need is a decent pair of trainers and an MP3 player (a regular mobile phone will do)
- Easy - a motivating 'personal trainer' tells you exactly when to stop and start.
The plan sets three runs per week with a day of rest between each run.

NHS Couch to 5K NHS Choices

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.2 • 1.4K Ratings

This is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks.
It is:
- Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly
- Virtually free - all you need is a decent pair of trainers and an MP3 player (a regular mobile phone will do)
- Easy - a motivating 'personal trainer' tells you exactly when to stop and start.
The plan sets three runs per week with a day of rest between each run.

    Couch to 5K - Week 1

    Couch to 5K - Week 1

    Couch to 5k is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from being a couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks. It is: - Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly - Virtually free - all you need

    Couch to 5K - Week 2

    Couch to 5K - Week 2

    Couch to 5k is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from being a couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks. It is: - Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly - Virtually free - all you need

    Couch to 5K - Week 3

    Couch to 5K - Week 3

    Couch to 5k is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from being a couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks. It is: - Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly - Virtually free - all you need

    Couch to 5K - Week 4

    Couch to 5K - Week 4

    Couch to 5k is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from being a couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks. It is: - Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly - Virtually free - all you need

    Couch to 5K - Week 5 run 1

    Couch to 5K - Week 5 run 1

    Couch to 5k is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from being a couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks. It is: - Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly - Virtually free - all you need

    Couch to 5K - Week 5 run 2

    Couch to 5K - Week 5 run 2

    Couch to 5k is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from being a couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks. It is: - Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly - Virtually free - all you need

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Ringo McKay ,

One of the episodes has been truncated

I had to go back a few weeks after sustaining an injury. I was playing Week 5 Run 2 and it stops abruptly in the middle. I thought I’d done it accidentally, but it is indeed a lot shorter. I had to improvise for the rest of the run.

Other than that, I love it!

Slabologist ,

Brilliant series of podcasts. But link is broken!

These podcasts are fantastic. I ran the programs some 6 or seven years ago and haven’t looked back. My wife has just tried to download from the apple store and message says they are temporary unavailable. Please can this be fixed so they are downloadable/usable again. Please.

silent runner 2 ,

Also frustrate

I also can’t download which has made my training a bit boring. Can anyone explain why?

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