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Beginner 8k - 8 weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Meredith O'Brien

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Length

8 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 features 3 days of running, three days of cross or strength training and one full day of rest. It is built for those who are looking to finish their first 8k or 5 mile race and have little experience with running.

At least one pair of good running shoes is needed but little other equipment. Body weight strength exercises are perfect for cross/strength training days.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
X-Train x3
—— ——
Run x3
0:18 hrs 0:25 hrs
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
X-Train
—— ——
Run
0:18 hrs 0:25 hrs
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Meredith O'Brien

East Coast Run Project

Coach Meredith, certified by USATF and ACSM, uses elements of multiple theories to build robust training plans for individual athletes at any road, track or cross country distance. Plans are based on their specific needs with special focus on reducing injury risk while reaching maximum potential. Strength training, mobility and nutritional guidance accompany every goal based, flexible, schedule.


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  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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