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8 Week Beginner 5k plan

Author

Andrew Dollar

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Length

8 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan is designed for a novice runner looking to train for their first 5k. The program is 8 weeks long and includes crosstraining and strength training exercises. The training begins with run/walk and builds based on both time and distance.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
01:21:00 00:30:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
X-Train x1
00:20:00 00:20:00
Strength x1
00:17:00 00:20:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
01:21:00 00:30:00
Day Off
—— ——
X-Train
00:20:00 00:20:00
Strength
00:17:00 00:20:00

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Andrew Dollar

FTP Coaching

I am a USAT Level 2 coach with a focus in long course & ITU racing. I have coached over 300 different athletes ranging from the first time triathlete to the overall race winner. I host numerous training camps aimed at helping athletes improve at long course racing. I also volunteer with the SE High Performance Team, home to several national championship junior & youth elite athletes.


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