Couch to 5k Training

All About the Couch to 5K Training Program

We’re very excited about this year’s Spring Couch to 5K Training Program.

This page will hopefully answer all of your questions and be your starting point should you need any
additional information. If you haven’t already seen it, the 2019
BRC Couch to 5K Flier
also tells
you a bit. Our program is based largely on Coolrunning.com’s Couch to 5K Running
Plan
.

Where can I find out more?

There is basic information on the 2019
BRC Couch to 5K Flier
and there is an informational meeting held on February 19, 2019 at
the Nichols Center (Room
107, 515 East D St, Belleville, IL).

When do we start?

Our first run is held on February 26, 2019.

How much?

Option #1: $10 for a 9-week training program and BRC Couch to 5k T-shirt
Option #2: $20 for a 1 Year Membership to the Belleville Running club, 9-week
training
program, and BRC Couch to 5k T-shirt
Option #3: $40 for Law Day Run Entry, 1 Year Membership to the Belleville
Running club, 9-week
training program, and BRC Couch to 5k T-shirt

How long is the program?

The goal of the program is to get you ready for a 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) race in 9 weeks.

How often do I need to run?

The program has you walking and running multiple times a week. We will only be meeting as
a group on Monday evenings early on and then on a couple of Saturday mornings at the end
of the program. So you will be on your own for many of your runs. It is very important
that you try to stick to the schedule.

FAQ for Beginning Runners

What is body glide? Should I stretch before I run? Should I carb load right before I go for a run? We
are certain that you have tons of questions about running. We were all in the same boat at one time.
That is why we polled our group members and came up with the most frequently
asked questions
for
beginner runners. Please refer to this document and please
ask
anything else that comes to mind.

Additional Resources

2019 Spring Couch to 5k Info:

2019 BRC Couch to 5K Flier
2019
BRC Spring 5k Training Schedule

– 2018 Spring BRC Couch to 5K Application – Available on the 2019 Couch to 5K Flier
beginnerfaq
Chiro-Med
2019 Law Day Run 5K