When you’re feeling out of shape or have been out of your gym routine for a while, training for a 5K can be an overwhelming task.  However, with the right approach, you can set small, attainable goals to help you achieve your desired destination.  The training plan below will help you go from the couch to a 5K in just 8 weeks. All you have to do is be disciplined! This plan was accessed from verywell.com.

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 1 mi run CT or Rest 1 mi run Rest 1.5 mi run 20-30 min run or CT
2 Rest 1.5 mi run CT or Rest 1.5 mi run Rest 1.75 mi run 20-30 min run or CT
3 Rest 2 mi run CT or Rest 1.5 mi run Rest 2 mi run 20-30 min run or CT
4 Rest 2.25 mi run CT or Rest 1.5 mi run Rest 2.25 mi run 25-35 min run or CT
5 Rest 2.5 mi run CT or Rest 2 mi run Rest 2.5 mi run 25-35 min run or CT
6 Rest 2.75 mi run CT 2 mi run Rest 2.75 mi run 35-40 min run or CT
7 Rest 3 mi run CT 2 mi run Rest 3 mi run 35-40 min run or CT
8 Rest 3 mi run CT or Rest 2 mi run Rest Rest 5K Race!