8-week Beginner 5K Training Plan (with Zones)
Michele Pettinger, RRCA Certifed Running Coach and Head Coach at P3|RunningAll plans by this Coach
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This plan is written for the athlete who has a base of 10 miles a week, and is ready to enter a structured training program for the 5K distance. If the athlete does not have a base of 10 miles a week, we recommend the P3|Running 12 week Beginner Run/Walk Program. After completing this plan, the next best step is the P3|Running 8-week 5K Base Building Plan.
The plan also includes Core and Hip Stability and Strength workouts to ensure that the athlete is caring for their foundation.
Coach Michele offers one, 15-minute complementary phone call to answer questions.
Coach Michele is an RRCA Certified Running Coach and a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (ISSA). Her personal running endeavors include distances ranging from 5Ks to 100 miles, and she has coached several athletes to personal bests and finishes at all distances.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
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Day Off x2
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Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor