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Beginner 5k Plan (Pace) - 16 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Weston Caceres

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Length

16 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Plan Description

This plan assumes regular running in the range of at least 2:00 per week is already in place.

The Beginner 5k Plan aims to step into our training methodology and accomplish the following:
- begin development of top-end speed and running economy
- introduction and maintenance of Lactate Threshold training
- introduction and maintenance of VO2 Max training

At the end of the plan, you will have developed a set of skills that will allow you to race the 5k distance effectively. This specific plan utilizes training pace for runs. Similar plans are offered that utilize Max Heart Rate, Heart Rate Reserve, or Power.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
02:35:00 00:50:00
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
02:35:00 00:50:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


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Wes Caceres

As a coach, I strive to develop well-rounded athletes using a structured, scientific approach. My programs are highly individualized, taking into account your training history, fiber type (slow vs. fast), and incorporating injury-prevention exercises to ensure you meet your goals. I work with athletes of all ability levels to help them achieve their goals. Don't hesitate to reach out for a free training consultation.


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