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Hal Higdon: 5K Advanced

Author

Hal Higdon

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Length

8 Weeks

Plan Description

Hal Higdon: 5K Advanced: This is the Advanced 5K Training Program. Are you ready for it? Only a small percentage of runners have trained hard enough before or have the natural ability to succeed with a plan this difficult.. If you are a seasoned veteran of the running wars, an individual who has been running for several years and who has run numerous 5K races and races at other distances, there comes a time when you want to seek maximum performance. Regardless of your age or ability, you would like to run as fast as you possibly can. You want a training program that will challenge you. Here it is! Each day I will send you an email message telling you what to run, also offering tips. For more information and directions, visit my website at halhigdon.com.

Advanced 5K is aimed, first, at runners who want to train fast but short, whose main focus is on short-distance races. But the program also is useful as a prelude to a more endurance-based program aimed at a full or half marathon. Or after having completed such a program. In other words, work on your speed, then work on your endurance. Or the opposite, work on your endurance, then work on your speed. And don't forget a relatively "easy" period where you take a month or two off, continuing to run but without a goal race. Thus, Advanced 5K is a specialty program, useful for your improvement as a runner.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x6
3:34 hrs 1:30 hrs
Strength x1
0:03 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
3:34 hrs 1:30 hrs
Strength
0:03 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


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Hal Higdon

Hal Higdon Communications

Hal Higdon is a Contributing Editor for Runner's World, that magazine's longest lasting writer, Hal's having contributed an article to RW's second issue in 1966. He also is the author of more than three dozen books, including Marathon: The Utimate Training Guide and the recently published Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training and Run Fast (3rd edition).


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