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Advanced 16-Wk 5K Training Plan

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Author

Peak Endurance Solutions

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Length

16 Weeks

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Plan Description

This is an advanced 5K training plan for an athlete that is interested in setting a personal best and/or being competitive within their age group or overall ranking. This training plan is prescribed and individualized based on run pace, heart rate, and Rating of Perceived Exertion (1-10 scale) and assumes that an athlete has the equipment necessary to run. This training plan includes a mixture of road running, resistance training performed in a gym, and cross-training (other aerobic activities of the athletes' choice). An athlete should have experience racing 5Ks and should have a well-developed level of fitness before participating in this training plan, including at least 12-18 months of consistently running at least 3-4 times per week with a mixture of both aerobic running and speed-work. Additionally, it is recommended that the athlete have performed strength training on at least 1-2 days per week over the past 12-18 months, or at least have a basic foundation of strength upon which to build with strength training as this training plan includes a progression of heavy strength training and plyometrics. Finally, it is recommended that the athlete has the ability and basic competency to run without pain.

Note: When viewing the weekly training volume preview on TrainingPeaks, keep in mind this training plan includes both a mixture of time-based sessions and distance-based sessions; so the weekly training volume will be expressed in terms of both time and distance.

This training plan comes with a few documents/resources that will prove useful to athletes while following. along to the prescribed plan:
1. Instructional Booklet - Contains basic educational and background material that will help the athlete successfully complete the training plan and learn about the training process
2. Exercise Technique Guidebook - Contains pictures and descriptions of over 80 exercises that will help the athlete successfully complete training sessions prescribed within the plan
3. Training and Racing Zones Chart - This will be useful in documenting your run pace and heart rate zones to be used during training and racing; these zones will bet set by performing tests regularly throughout the training plan

Basic equipment needed to successfully complete the run sessions within this training plan include:
-running shoes
-proper run clothing and attire
-GPS run watch
-heart rate monitor (chest strap or arm strap is ideal over wrist-based heart rate monitors on watches)



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x6
0:27 hrs 0:40 hrs
Strength x1
1:13 hrs 1:00 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
0:27 hrs 0:40 hrs
Strength
1:13 hrs 1:00 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Ryan Eckert, MS, CSCS

Peak Endurance Solutions, LLC

Peak Endurance Solutions is a company dedicated to providing endurance athletes with a premier coaching service through individualized, one-on-one coaching. Peak Endurance Solutions provides personalized coaching as well as pre-set, customized training plans available for purchase.

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