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RomeroPerf - 12 week 5km Plan - Beginner (Improver) (Reusable)


Rebecca Romero - Olympic Gold Medallist & Clive Boulton

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12 Weeks

Plan Description

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OVERVIEW - This is a 12 week 5km plan that starts with a base phase, the plan is aimed at the Beginner but is a little more progressive than a typical couchto5k plan, the plan starts at 8 miles per week and peaks at 17 miles. The plan is built around 1 run session per day, 4-5 days per week.

WHAT IS THIS TRAINING PLAN FOR - This plan is a Beginner/Improver level plan geared towards those seeking a creditable 5km race performance 24-27mins (Men) and 26-29mins (Women)

WHO IS THIS TRAINING PLAN FOR - Invariably those embarking on this plan will have a some running background and will perhaps be experienced in taking part in organised running events. They will now be looking to take a step forward and do more than just finish their 5km race goal.

CALL: If requested the plan can also include 2 x 30-40min video calls, the first at the beginning of the plan and the second at the athletes request as they work through the plan.

PlanAvg Hours / weekMax Hours / weekRace Time AspirationLink


2:08 hrs

2:39 hrs

26 - 30mins



4:08 hrs

5:09 hrs

21 - 25mins



5:38 hrs

6:34 hrs

17 - 20mins


Sample Week

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
02:03:00 00:45:00
Day Off x3
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:03:00 00:45:00
Day Off
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Romero Performance

Romero Performance

Romero Performance offers rower, triathletes and cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to achieve their dreams, and learn from one of the most unique sports persons in the world. Programmes are based upon the principles that Rebecca has used during her time in both the British Olympic Rowing and Cycling Teams. (Two of the most successful sports teams in the sporting world). These experiences and techniques allowed Rebecca to train herself and qualify for the Hawaii Ironman in 2012.

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