Sub 16 Minute 5k Plan
Jonny MellorAll plans by this Coach
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The Sub 16 Minute 5k Training Plan is designed for runners who want to run inside 16-minutes for 5k.
This plan is aimed at runners who can already run up to 12-mies during week 1 of the training schedule and can complete 40-miles. All paces are based on the runner being able to complete easy running at approx 7:30 minute pace per mile. The plan peaks around 45-miles per week.
The 5k is a fantastic event and suitable for all runners from those just starting out on a C25K up to experienced international athletes looking to lower their personal best.
The following programme is devised from proven research and experience of what some of the worlds leading athletes and coaches have used and also from personal experience, knowing what has worked and what has impaired or halted my progression as an athlete. I am a current Great Britain International Athlete and have successfully coached a series of athletes via JM Coaching of varying ages and abilities. I have personal bests of 13:31 for 5k, 62:23 for half marathon set at New York in 2017 and 2:10:03 for the marathon ran at Seville in 2020.
In purchasing this plan you're also helping to support Jonny Mellor, an international distance runner based in the UK to fund and support his own career within the sport as well as giving him the platform to compete with some of the worlds best runners, which in return Jonny will do his utmost to help and inspire others through his coaching abilities either via bespoke coaching plans or through set training plans such as this one.
By following my programme you will prepare for your next event with a variety of workouts including easy running, intervals, long runs and rest days, which form an important part of any successful training schedule and arrive on race day ready to enjoy it and perform at your best. Assuming that you allow proper recovery then the above workouts and training stresses are turned into a better, fitter and faster you.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|5:05 hrs||1:30 hrs|
|0:45 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||5:05 hrs||1:30 hrs|
||0:45 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices: