Level 1 5k Plan, 10 weeks

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 04:11

This 10 - week 5K plan is a low volume plan. There are 3 - 4 runs per week, plus two days of crosstraining. Monday is the rest day, and Tuesday is designed as a track workout day. The longest run on the plan is 5 miles.

Sample Day 1
Anaerobic Hill Reps

Warm up at least 20 min.
Include 8 x 1 min. hard (3k - 5 effort, zone 5a) up a gradual incline (4%). Jog/walk recover back down the hill.
cool down for remainder of time

Sample Day 2

Endurance Swim or Bike

Sample Day 3
Easy Run, plus hill sprints

Run in zones 1-2 for 20 minutes
3 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 5

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 6
Long Run, easy pace, + accelerations

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

Sample Day 8
Heart Rate Zone Testing

Dynamic w/u
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 9

Endurance Swim or Bike

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Anderson Precision Coaching

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