Level 2 5K Plan, 10 weeks

Average Weekly Training Hours 04:48
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 04:48
Training Load By Week

This 10 - week 5K plan is a moderate volume plan. On most weeks there are 4 runs per week, plus two days of crosstraining. Monday is the rest day, and Tuesday is designed as a track workout day. Thursdays are usually tempo (steady state) runs. Long runs are on Sundays; the longest run on the plan is 7 miles.

Sample Day 2
0:45:00
Anaerobic Hill Reps

Warm up at least 20 min.
Include 5x2 min. very hard (3k effort, zone 5a) up a gradual incline (4%). Jog/walk recover back down the hill.
cool down for remainder of time

Sample Day 3
1:00:00
Crosstrain

Endurance Swim or Bike

Sample Day 5
0:49:59
4mi
Easy Run, plus hill sprints

Run in zones 1-2 for 20 minutes
4 x 8 second hill sprints (100% effort) up a steep, 8% grade hill. Recover completely between reps.
zones 1-2 for remainder of time

Sample Day 6
1:00:00
Crosstrain

Saturdays are crosstraining for you triathletes. Go for a bike ride (feel free to ride longer), , swim, or if you are primarily a runner, put in some easy miles.

Sample Day 7
0:49:59
5mi
Long Run, easy pace, + accelerations

Within an easy long run (zones 1-2), insert 4-6 20 second accelerations.

Sample Day 9
1:00:00
Heart Rate Zone Testing

Dynamic w/u
Drills
10 minutes building pace
Time trial: This is a 30 minute time trial, as fast a pace as you can hold for the entire 30 minutes. Ten minutes into the time trial, you will hit your lap button. At the end of the thirty minutes you will give the coach your average heart rate for the second lap (last 20 minutes), and your average pace (if you have a GPS) for the entire run.

Sample Day 10
1:00:00
Crosstrain

Endurance Swim or Bike

Alissa Anderson
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