How do I know if I am running correctly?
Good running technique will mean you avoid injury and your body adapts more easily to running and Desk to 5k. Stay relaxed, look straight ahead of you and relax your shoulders and hands. Breathe deeply through your mouth or nose. Breathing in time with your steps can help with this – aim for 1 breath to every 2 steps you take. Swing your arms forward and backwards, not across your body, and lean slightly forward when you are running. There is lots of debate about which part of your foot you should land on. Aim to land on the mid point of the bottom of your foot with short light steps.

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1. How far is 5k?
2. Can anyone do the Desk to 5k program?
3. What does Desk to 5k involve?
4. Do I need to warm up and cool down?
5. What can I do on non-running days?
6. What should I wear?
7. How do I know if I am running correctly?
8. Where should I run?
9. What if I miss a session?
10. What if I get injured or if I am ill?
11. Should I eat or drink before a run or strength workout?
12. Can I do other types of exercise on rest days?
13. How do I share my success story?