This is 5k run training plan for beginning runners. It is not necessary to have raced previously, or even to have run previously. However, running can be a major shock to the system to muscles and joints not accustomed to load-bearing exercise. Several weeks of consistent walking will help ease this adjustment. Feel free to insert short walking breaks into the plan's scheduled runs as needed, especially in the first few weeks of training.
If you are a more experienced runner looking to improve your 5k time, this won't be the plan for you. However, Vision Quest Coaching will be happy to help you design a more specific training routine to pursue a new PR!