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The 5K presents an excellent opportunity for beginning runners to test their fitness against a well-recognized distance, and also allows more advanced runners to chase down a personal best without facing the recovery time of a half or full marathon.

The 5K distance (3.1 miles) requires a good combination of speed and stamina, making it a very well-balanced running experience. The training time required to run a 5K is quite manageable for most people, so it’s no wonder why this event is such a popular race distance!

Beginners 5K Training Plan - 6 Weeks To A Great (First!) 5K Race!
Beginners 5K Training Plan - 6 Weeks To A Great (First!) 5K Race! The "Beginner Plan" is a great choice for new runners or those who have been away from running for a while. It encourages a gradual transition from run/walk alternations to full-time running. . . . Keep reading
Advanced 5K Training Plan - 10 Weeks to Master the Distance!
Advanced 5K Training Plan - 10 Weeks to Master the Distance! To consider yourself an advanced runner, you should have been running for several years, competed in many distance races and will usually be focused on a fairly specific goal time . . . Keep reading
What To Look For When Choosing A 5K
What To Look For When Choosing A 5K If you are choosing your first 5K race to run, you may want to start locally rather than traveling to a larger event. This will take some pressure off if you are nervous . . . Keep reading
Intermediate 5K Training Plan - 10 Weeks To A New Personal Best!
Intermediate 5K Training Plan - 10 Weeks To A New Personal Best! The intermediate plan is best for runners who have been running for a while, and have covered the 5K distance several times before. You may still be relatively new to the sport, but . . . Keep reading
Training Glossary
Training Glossary Colorado Leg Circuit(CLC): This routine is best done following long runs; 10x Forward Lunge, 10x Backward Lunge, 10x Cross-Over Lunge, 10x Lateral Shuffle. Active Isolated Stretching(AIS): This is a flexibility technique . . . Keep reading
 
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