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5k to 10k/6mi (C25k) in 12weeks in 3 days/week (HR version)

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Alex Mitchell from FastFitnessTips

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12 Weeks

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Plan Description

This 5k to 10K (6miles) is a beginners and intermediate running plan. Here we carefully plan an improved training plan by training three times per week training using heart rate (see below). Longest run is one hour, average 40mins

Each week has threee workouts and planned rest days. Think of the weekend run as your longer effort.
Each workout usually start with a 2-5min warm-up walk and the main effort is either intervals (alternating walking and running) or a longer run. Initially you will be walking or running 30 minutes a session, three days a week, but over time it we increase the duration up to a maximum of 60min run.

50-60% = Recovery pace
60-70% = Slow jog
70-80% = Steady
80-90% = Tempo
90%+ = Race pace

Don't worry about your running/jogging speed initially
You can move (replace) any days/days-off to any other day of the week
Where a session has multiple activities (intervals) go easy at first but try and finish strong
Initially, run for time (eg 5mins) but at the end you can run against a set distance
By all means run in a group but try and stick with your pace and plan or else you will crash
Keep in mind you will improve if you slowly do more each week
Don't worry if you don't hit the target every time, if necessary you can repeat the session or even the week
If you feel like you cannot progress, repeat the current week, then move on

10k is not as easy as people say, but I am sure you can do it if you train.

Good luck from the FFT team!!
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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
02:17:00 01:04:00
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:17:00 01:04:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

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Alex Mitchell from FastFitnessTips

Alex from FastFitnessTips

Alex is the creator and head coach at FastFitnessTips. He is a level 3 accredited coach from the UK and also MD and personal trainer. He is a qualified medical doctor at the University of Leicester UK and very experienced in scientific methods such as meta-analysis and big data. He is active on YouTube/Facebook/Instagram and Strava. He is known for his ability to apply cycling science to cycling and endurance sports. To find your optimal plan use:

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