Monday, March 19, 2012

5K run: 7-week training schedule for beginners




Week 1On run/walk days, walkers walk only. Runners run for 15 seconds/walk for 45 seconds.
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Run/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRun/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRestRun/walk 3 miles (4.8 km)Rest or walk
Week 2On run/walk days, walkers walk only. Runners run for 15 seconds/walk for 45 seconds.
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Run/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRun/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRestRun/walk 3.5 miles (5.6 km)Rest or walk
Week 3On run/walk days, walkers walk only. Runners run for 20 seconds/walk for 40 seconds.
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Run/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRun/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRestRun/walk 2 miles (3.2 km) with Magic Mile*Rest or walk
Week 4On run/walk days, walkers walk only. Runners run for 20 seconds/walk for 40 seconds.
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Run/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRun/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRestRun/walk 4 miles (6.4 km)Rest or walk
Week 5On run/walk days, walkers walk only. Runners run for 25 seconds/walk for 35 seconds.
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Run/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRun/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRestRun/walk 2 miles (3.2 km) with Magic Mile*Rest or walk
Week 6On run/walk days, walkers walk only. Runners run for 25 seconds/walk for 35 seconds.
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Run/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRun/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRestRun/walk 4.5 miles (7.2 km)Rest or walk
Week 7On run/walk days, walkers walk only. Runners run for 30 seconds/walk for 30 seconds.
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Run/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRun/walk 30 minutesWalk 30 minutesRest5K race dayRest or walk
Source: Galloway, J. Galloway’s 5K/10K Running. 2nd. ed. Aachen, Germany: Meyer & Meyer Sport; 2008:38. Used with permission.
*The Magic Mile is a training tool designed to help you find a realistic race pace. On the first Magic Mile, warm up as usual and then run or walk one mile (1,600 meters) slightly faster than your normal pace. Time your one-mile run/walk with a stopwatch. Run or walk easily the rest of the distance assigned for the day. On each successive Magic Mile, warm up as usual and then try to beat your previous one-mile run/walk time. Your 5K race pace should be one to two minutes slower than your fastest Magic Mile time

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  1. at what speed would you suggest walking and running at

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