Couch to 5k is a proven running program that has converted thousands of couch potatoes into runners in just a matter of weeks. The program eases you into running, beginning with a combination of running and walking that gets progressively more challenging. You'll run just three times a week for nine weeks. At the end of the program you'll be able to run for 5 Km -- about 3 miles or 30 minutes. This book gives you everything you need to become a runner. It includes the nine-week schedule with detailed explanations of each week's runs. It also includes background information on the program and its philosophy. Most importantly, it answers common questions about the program including how to modify it and how to stay motivated.