Running 5K-Novice

Author

Karen Buxton

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Length

8 Weeks

Typical Week

3 Day Off, 1 X-Train, 3 Run, 2 Strength, 1 Walk

Longest Workout

3 miles

Plan Specs

running 5km beginner hr based

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Summary

This Novice 5K Training Plan is designed for beginning runners or for runners who want to take a low-mileage approach to prepare for a 5K. It is an eight-week training schedule to help get you to the finish line. It assumes that you are currently active (walking, jogging, cross-training) several days each week.

Stats

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 00:33

Karen Buxton

Coachbuxton.com

I work with triathletes, duathletes, runners, swimmers and endurance cyclists from first-timers to elites.

One-on-one premium level-$350 per 4-week block +$200 start-up fee; Quarterly level- $500 per 12-week block +$200 start-up fee; Basic level-$225 per 12-week block +$175 start-up fee; pre-built plans (prices vary); hourly phone consultation & individual training sessions available. For more information email me at karen@coachbuxton.com

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Sample Day 1

1mi
Heart rate zone 1-2, check form.

Run 1 mile with heart rate in zone 1-2. Flat to gently rolling. 5 minute walk cool down.

Sample Day 1

0:15:00
Body Weight Core

1) Walking lunge--10-20 total steps 2) Single leg bridges--10-15 each leg 3) Clam shells--10-15 each leg 4) Adductor Risers--15-20 each leg 5) Abductor Risers--15-20 each leg 6) Hip-ups--10-15 each side 7) Hip Circles--8-10 each side, each direction 8) Bird Dogs--10-15 each side 9) Fire Hydrants--10-15 each leg 10) Front Plank--hold for 45 to 60 secs. 11) Side Plank--hold for 30 to 45 secs. each side 12) Reverse Lunge--8-10 each leg 13) Squat--10-15 Complete the series one time through, moving from one exercise to the next. Repeat the series 2 to 3 times.

Sample Day 3

1mi
Heart rate zone 1-2, check form.

Run 1 mile with heart rate in zone 1-2. Flat to gently rolling. 5 minute walk cool down.

Sample Day 5

1.25mi
Heart rate zone 1-2, check form.

Run 1.25 miles with heart rate in zone 1-2. Flat to gently rolling. 5 minute walk cool down.

Sample Day 5

0:15:00
Body Weight Core

1) Walking lunge--10-20 total steps 2) Single leg bridges--10-15 each leg 3) Clam shells--10-15 each leg 4) Adductor Risers--15-20 each leg 5) Abductor Risers--15-20 each leg 6) Hip-ups--10-15 each side 7) Hip Circles--8-10 each side, each direction 8) Bird Dogs--10-15 each side 9) Fire Hydrants--10-15 each leg 10) Front Plank--hold for 45 to 60 secs. 11) Side Plank--hold for 30 to 45 secs. each side 12) Reverse Lunge--8-10 each leg 13) Squat--10-15 Complete the series one time through, moving from one exercise to the next. Repeat the series 2 to 3 times.

Sample Day 8

1mi
Heart rate zone 1-2, check form.

Run 1 mile with heart rate in zone 1-2. Flat to gently rolling. 5 minute walk cool down.

Sample Day 8

0:15:00
Body Weight Core

1) Walking lunge--10-20 total steps 2) Single leg bridges--10-15 each leg 3) Clam shells--10-15 each leg 4) Adductor Risers--15-20 each leg 5) Abductor Risers--15-20 each leg 6) Hip-ups--10-15 each side 7) Hip Circles--8-10 each side, each direction 8) Bird Dogs--10-15 each side 9) Fire Hydrants--10-15 each leg 10) Front Plank--hold for 45 to 60 secs. 11) Side Plank--hold for 30 to 45 secs. each side 12) Reverse Lunge--8-10 each leg 13) Squat--10-15 Complete the series one time through, moving from one exercise to the next. Repeat the series 2 to 3 times.

Running 5K-Novice

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