Rest and Recovery Days. In this schedule, you'll notice tow dedicated rest days, which will are critical to your recovery and injury prevention efforts. Don't skip them. You'll get mentally burned out if you run every day with no break. The day after your longest run of the week (usually on the weekend) is an…Read more
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Non-Running Days- This schedule recommends the addition of cross0training (CT), like biking, swimming, elliptical trainer, or other cardio activity 1 - 2 days a week. These activities should be done at an easy to moderate effort for 30 to 40 minutes. Including a strength training program in your training can also be very beneficial for…Read more
Running Days This schedule calls for you to run 3-4 days a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Each week, you'll increase your run distance by a quarter mile ( a lap on most outdoor tracks). If you usually run on roads and you're not sure how far you run, you can figure out…Read more
What to Expect This eight-week training schedule below is designed for beginner runners who want to reach the finish line of a 5K race. It only assumes you can already run at least a mile. Each day on the training plan calls for something different for you to do, whether it's running, cross-training, or resting.…Read more
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