Health & Fitness

the time I trained for a 5K

Last Friday, I completed the 8 week Couch to 5K program I started in January!

When I began the program my goals were complete all the training {three times a week for 8 weeks} and to be able to run a 5K in/under 30 minutes.

I’m happy to report that I completed all the training {24 walk/runs, just a little bit over 55 miles} and that I was close to accomplishing my second goal {3.08miles in 29:57}.

couch to 5k | Atwell Adventures


The biggest take away from doing the program is that I now have found a comfortable rhythm in my running and that it’s not something I dread three times a week.  I’ve still got a long way to go but to keep up the running schedule I’ve established, I started couch to 10K yesterday {hopefully I’ll get to cross off #51 of my 101 in 1001 soon}!

Like I mentioned in my last post – I used the  C25K trainer app {free for iPhones}.  I highly recommend this app – it made training much easier and I felt like I had a personal coach with me the whole time.

Have you used the Couch To 5K training plan?


6 thoughts on “the time I trained for a 5K

    1. Yep! Same exact idea as the couch to 5K! I’ll be bypassing the first 8 weeks of the program {which is actually the couch to 5K workouts} so it will actually only be a six week program! 🙂

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