The super simple 8-week 5k planned is designed for new or beginner runners who want to run their first 5k or improve their times from just finishing a 5k to running for a specific goal time.
You should be comfortable running 10 miles per week with a 5 mile long run. You do not have to be doing any type of harder workouts. The goal of this 5k plan is to increase your weekly mileage to 20 miles per week and introduce your body to harder, faster workouts. These workouts will include tempo runs and threshold runs to improve your endurance as well as faster workouts to develop your speed. By race day, you’ll be able to hone in on your target paces and finish under 30 minutes.
Plan written by Jeff Gaudette.