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Couch to 5K

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Haeley Stewart
Monday, October 29, 2012

There is rarely a time that I go through campus and don't see someone running. It is a really easy way to get in some exercise and bypass the crazy rush at the gym. But, for some of us who aren't that great at running or have injuries or even just get bored doing it, there is hope. I have really bad shin splints and want to be able to run long distances and do races, but my shins hold me back. So, when I heard about the Couch to 5k app, I bought it instantly. It is a 30 minute run that you do three times a week. During the run you alternate between walking and running. For example, on the first week you run 60 seconds and walk 90 seconds. The next week you up it to 90 seconds of running 90 seconds of walking. It is a really good way to introduce yourself to running slowly and gradually. Normally when I run for 30 minutes straight, my shins will be burning by the end, but being able to go in and out of running and ease my way into it has resulted in zero shin pain. After my success, I read the reviews provided for the app and there are thousands of reviews saying how it helped people start to run for the first time, or helped them ease their way into running marathons. So whether you are recovering from an injury, running for the first time or even training for a marathon, you NEED to check this app out! For more information about this app, check out their website.

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