This plan is developed for the athlete who has not completed a 5k race and is looking for a basic program designed to comfortably finish a 5k. This plan is 10 weeks in duration and consists of 3 runs per week with 2 additional weight training sessions. The total volume is between 2-5 hours a week. The athlete should be able to run/walk for 25 minutes in one session. It is NOT essential that the new runner be able to match this time/distance, but it is encouraged. The athlete should always seek medical clearance from a Physician prior to starting a new and rigorous sport.