5k Training Plan For Beginners


Keen amateur runner & qualified coaching assistant who likes keeping fit & devising training plans that help you get faster. The plans on this site have helped me knock minutes off all my times. I also love cats and popcorn.

3 Responses

  1. Taylor Wright says:

    I have always heard/read that the maximum MPW increase should be no more than 10%, however, this plan doesn’t drop below a 10% MPW increase until Weeks 6-8. I also don’t see any recovery weeks, as the MPW progression is linear. Is there something unique about such a low weekly mileage that permits this?

    Also, is there a minimum base weekly mileage you suggest someone be at before beginning to improve their 5k speed? I am training for the Marine Physical Fitness Test 3mi run and my goal is sub 18min.

    Thank you!

  2. Evangelos says:

    What pace should we target for those runs?

    • queenc3 says:

      should be at any pace.. as long as you not walking ..

      the target is to jog or run continuously without break for 5km

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