5K Training Plan for Beginners

5K Training Plan for Beginners

Looking to run a 5K?  Here is one of our favorite simple, yet effective, training plans for a 5K race.  This program works on a 3 or 4 day a week training schedule; however, if these days don't fit into your schedule, simply move them around to make it work for you.  If this schedule is too easy, step it up to a 10K plan.  Always remember to listen to your body and take it easy when you are sore.  Extra rest is always a good thing when training for a race.

 

 

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 1 mi run Cross Training or Rest 1 mi run Rest 1.5 mi run 20-30 min run or Cross Training
2 Rest 1.5 mi run Cross Training or Rest 1.5 mi run Rest 1.75 mi run 20-30 min run or Cross Training
3 ...

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Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Training Plans, Running