This training plan is designed specifically for youth ages 10-15 years old interested in successfully completing a 5 kilometer run in 8 weeks. This is a detailed 8-week plan, which introduces beginners into a formal periodized running program. The workouts will follow a periodization approach to your training. Included in this program are run workouts and general fitness exercise that will improve your running. The workouts are various drills, stretching techniques, as well as strength building exercises that will help improve technique, speed, and endurance.
Youth age 10-15, in good health with no health problems, or cleared by a licensed physician
Able to run/walk a 1/4 mile without stopping