We've teamed up with Brooks and expert PT Graeme Hilditch of GH Training to put together a couch to 5K plan aimed at new runners looking to build towards their first 5K race.
The key thing to remember when following a training plan is to use it very much as a guide; never feel compelled to follow it word for word and session for session.
Everyone is very different when it comes to their natural running ability; some people take to it like a duck to water, whilst others take a little longer for their bodies to adapt and adjust to the physical demands - so feel free to adjust any of the sessions in the following plan to suit you. If you find a session way too easy, then feel free to run it a little quicker. Equally, if you find a session to difficult and you find you’re struggling, then it’s ok to walk for a bit or even reduce the duration of the session.
Training should be challenging, but not so challenging that it drains you of every last ounce of energy. And above all, training should be enjoyable, so aim to run for enjoyment and the fitness will follow.
Good luck and run happy!