5K Training

Preparing for an event like the 5K may see trivial for beginning runners, since reaching the distance by itself does not represent a serious challenge, but meeting specific time targets requires some planning and serious effort.

Below are some of the 5K training plans which can help you achieve your goals.

Warming up before a 5K run

Some advice on warming up, and essential ingredient to achieving your goals.

  1. Doing 1-2 miles of slow running
  2. Doing 3 to 4 strides on 50-100 meters
  3. Doing a bit of in-place jogging while waiting for the race to start

Here is an article from Running Times magazine on 5K warmup.

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