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So you want to train for a 5K but haven’t laced up a pair of sneakers in a while? Don’t sweat getting started! We’ve put together a Couch-to-5K routine that’s perfect for beginners.
This particular running schedule starts slowly and helps build stamina to get you in the running-a-5K groove. With a little perseverance and the right gear, you can crush your goals and effortlessly glide across that 5K finish line!
Hibbett | City Gear’s wide variety of running shoes, men’s and women’s apparel and accessories are best-in-class, making them perfect components to your Couch to 5K starter pack.
Start your pack from the ground up, since the first things that hit the pavement (or treadmill) are your feet.
Before you buy, check out our list of features that make up a great running shoe.
Sneakers tend to get all the love, but socks deserve some recognition, too. A pair that includes a tighter midfoot weave will help add crucial arch support while you train for your 5K. Socks with a blend of materials can keep your feet cool and dry in your sneakers.
We’re huge fans of the low-profile, unisex Nike Multiplier Running No-Show Socks for their midfoot-hugging feel and Nike Dry fabric.
Premium clothing will help you look and feel the part of a runner. Whether you prefer fitted or looser clothing, make sure you select shorts and a shirt designed to keep you cool, comfortable and dry mile after mile.
If you plan to run mid-day or in the early afternoon, invest in a pair of well-fitted, polarized sunglasses and a hat to protect your face from burning. A fitness tracker watch is also great for runners, so you can track your progress and mileage, and perhaps most important, be sure to bring along a water bottle to keep you hydrated. We recommend a hydration belt or waist pack, like the Nathan Adult Trail Speed Plus Hydrating Belt.
Once you’re suited up and ready to go, get to training with the Couch to 5K training app!
A Day 1 schedule could look something like this:
Start putting together your Hibbett | City Gear-curated Couch to 5K starter pack today when you visit online or in-store at your local Hibbett Sports or City Gear location.