Running Foundation | Beginner | 4 Week - Part 5
Mark SaroniAll plans by this Coach
Winning is a Mindset Not a Spot on the Podium
This plan is for a beginner runner starting training for the first time or after a long break. The plan progresses slowly with lots of Zone 1 & Zone 2 running to reduce the risk of injury. Running form is improved through a variety of running drills & a speed development phase is introduced later on in the plan.
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- Progresses very gradually in volume & intensity
- Plan progresses from 5 ➡ 5 hours of training per week
- Improves run form with a variety of running drills
- Emphasis on strength training & mobility
- Plan can be re-used year after year
- Best used 12 to 40 weeks out before a race
Example Running Drills
- GPS or stopwatch
- Access to basic strength & mobility equipment (stretch cords, free weights)
- *A HR monitor is recommended but not required
- Unlimited athlete-initiated email support
- Detailed workout instructions
- Intervals set to your specific training zones
- Workout exports to Garmin, Zwift, & other platforms
📩 Additional Information
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|2:46 hrs||1:30 hrs|
|1:13 hrs||0:45 hrs|
|0:07 hrs||0:10 hrs|
|0:22 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|0:05 hrs||0:05 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||2:46 hrs||1:30 hrs|
||1:13 hrs||0:45 hrs|
||0:07 hrs||0:10 hrs|
||0:22 hrs||0:30 hrs|
||0:05 hrs||0:05 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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