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Run - 5K - 8-weeks - Av. 20 miles/week.


Summit Endurance Academy

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8 Weeks

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Designed for the beginner to intermediate runner looking to train 20 miles/week for your fastest 5K!

Hand-crafted by Summit Endurance Academy Head Coach Joe Howdyshell, MS, this plan encapsulates his passion for the sport and his extensive knowledge and experience of helping athletes JUST LIKE to their best performances. 

The plan provides and 8-week structured and periodized training schedule averaging 20 miles/week in order to maximize your performance on race day. Each week contains intervals, strength, and a long weekend run. 

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to run 2 miles. 

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive Run FAST Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to Coach Joe at any time for questions that you may have about this plan, videos explanations of strength exercises, and Badass Coaching style motivation. 

Questions? Please visit our website or email Joe directly at

**Warning: Plan notes contain profanity. Why? Because we f*&ing love it.




Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
20mi 6mi
Day Off x2
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Strength x2
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Custom x1
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X-Train x1
0:28 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
20mi 6mi
Day Off
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—— ——
—— ——
0:28 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

Joe Howdyshell, M.S.

Summit Endurance Academy

Hi I'm Joe! I provide consultation, training plans, and one-on-one coaching for all levels of goal oriented endurance athletes. With a diverse athletic history and a masters degree in exercise physiology, I can help you reach your potential in mountain running, ski mountaineering racing, mountain biking, road cycling, or nordic skiing. Contact me for a free consultation!

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