If you’re one of those people who always says, “I’m just not a runner,” then we’re here to change your mind. Whether you’re preparing for a Tough Mudder 5K or you’ve been inspired by the many people taking up running while in lockdown, our simple couch to 5K guide will have you running 5 kilometres in just six short weeks.
Running is the great equaliser, as long as you’ve got a pair of trainers, a great couch to 5k guide and the determination to get out there and pound the pavement (or the grass, or beach, or trail) then you’re ready to go.
Remember to be kind to yourself as this will help you keep motivated. Worried about giving up? Try our 10 tips for staying motivated.
Haven’t got a housemate to run with during lockdown? Keep up with your friends virtually to make sure you’re sticking to the couch to 5k guide.
Day 6 is stretch day and it’s just as important as any of the running or bodyweight exercises you’ve doing as it boosts your flexibility and balance.
Warming down is just as important as warming up and it will reduce the chance of injury, use our simple warm down below after every workout.
Check out our Official UK Trainer Born Barikor’s top running tips, from having the right trainers to hydration marathon runner Born knows it all.
Get ready for a course packed full of awesome teamwork obstacles and fun topped off with a pint and that all-important headband.
Congratulations you’re now part of Mudder Nation, celebrate with us in Mudder Village, then head home for a well-earned rest.