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8-week Youth Beginner 5K Running Training Plan

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8-week Youth Beginner 5K Running Training Plan


Boris Robinson

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8 Weeks

Plan Description

This training plan is designed specifically for youth ages 10-15 years old interested in successfully completing a 5 kilometer run in 8 weeks. This is a detailed 8-week plan, which introduces beginners into a formal periodized running program. The workouts will follow a periodization approach to your training. Included in this program are run workouts and general fitness exercise that will improve your running. The workouts are various drills, stretching techniques, as well as strength building exercises that will help improve technique, speed, and endurance.

Basic qualifications:

Youth age 10-15, in good health with no health problems, or cleared by a licensed physician

Able to run/walk a 1/4 mile without stopping

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
02:01:00 00:55:00
Strength x2
00:38:00 00:30:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
X-Train x1
00:25:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:01:00 00:55:00
00:38:00 00:30:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:25:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Boris Robinson


Individual coaching focused on goal setting, annual training plan, month to month and weekly training plans.

Fees include heart rate and power analysis, limited to unlimited emails, fax and phone access based on select programs.

Half Ironman, Youth Triathlon, ITU Draft Legal, Adult Strength Training. Running, Cycling and Endurance Events


Triathlon (intermediate level adults, youth elite & juniors)

Cycling (Crits and road racing)

Endurance & functional fitness

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