5k to A Marathon Training Programme
5k is a great distance as it is the perfect introductory distance
for novice runners, while also being a test of strength and speed
for most competitive runners. 5k can also be a useful part of a
larger training programme, making it ideal for those looking to
develop speed before running a longer distance event.
The generic programme below combines a balance of speed
work and mileage to improve strength, key and often over
looked for the 5k.
Please remember this is just a rough guide,
so feel free to modify to match your fitness levels- or for
something more challenging try the intermediate plan.