http://walking.about.com/od/beginners/a/5ktraining.htm : Walking your first 5K
http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml : Running your first 5K
I’m gearing up to do my first 5K this September! I’m so excited. 7 months ago, being 80 pounds heavier and having done no physical fitness at all, I probably could have limped through a 5K but it wouldn’t have been pretty. I’m not to a point where I’m going to be able to run the 5K, but I’m going to be prepping to make sure I can walk it just fine. I am walking between 1-2 miles a day already, so i’m almost there! If you’ve been wanting to do a 5K, please check out the links above on ways to prepare for either walking or running your first 5K.