12 Week 5k Training Plan + Complete Training Guide

Training for your first 5k can be extremely exciting, even if a bit daunting. When you are new to running, running for several blocks without stopping can be difficult, making the notion of running 3.1 miles without stopping seem like a near impossibility. However, with consistency and a solid training plan, even ground new runners … Read more

8 Week 5k Training Plan + Complete Training Guide

Almost every beginner sets their sights on finishing a 5k race as their initial running goal. Training for a 5k can certainly seem daunting when it is challenging to just run a couple of blocks without stopping, but after you have a couple of weeks of running under your belt, the reality of being able … Read more

10 Week 5k Training Plan + Complete Training Guide

Although most couch to 5K training plans require a 12-week buildup to the 5k distance, it is also possible to train for a 5k using a 10 week 5k training plan.  Although the progression will be slightly faster, even beginners who have no experience running and haven’t been working out consistently should be able to … Read more

Advanced 5k Training Plan + Guide For Hitting A PR

Finishing your first 5k is an incredible accomplishment and a running milestone that few runners ever forget. However, in our relentless quest to always be chasing the next bigger goal, many runners soon move on from the 5k and venture into longer distance races such as 10ks, half marathons, and even full marathons. Although there … Read more

Our 3 Week 5k Training Plan + Complete Guide

If you are a beginner runner, training for a 5k can take quite a few weeks.  It takes time to build up your cardiovascular endurance and leg strength so that you can run 5k without stopping. Physiological adaptations take time, and you must gradually progress to the distance you run to reduce your risk of … Read more

How To Run 5k In 22 Minutes: Guide + Training Plan

The 5k is one of the most beloved race distances and certainly the most popular. It’s an impressive yet feasible milestone for new runners and offers experienced runners and marathoners the chance to step down the distance and ramp up the speed. Just finishing a 5k can be a great goal, especially for beginners, but … Read more

How To Run 5k In 17 Minutes: Guide + Training Plan

The 5k is one of the most popular race distances, common in road races, trail races, track races, cross country races, and parkruns alike.  Many runners spend some time improving their 5k time when they first start running but then may dabble with longer distances, potentially sticking more with 10ks, half-marathons, and marathons. Or, they … Read more

How To Run 5K in 20 Minutes Or Less

In this article, UK athletics coach Cathal Logue (who has a 5k PR of 15 minutes 36 seconds) walks us through the training modalities he recommends for how to run 5k in 20 minutes or less. Whether you’re an experienced runner with several marathons or half-marathons under your belt, or you are pretty new to … Read more

How To Run 5k In 30 Minutes (Or Faster)

Here’s exactly how to run 5k in 30 minutes – or less – for those of looking to break this awesome barrier! Running a 5k in under 30 minutes is an awesome benchmark to hit in your running journey – in this post, I’m going to walk you through exactly how to do it (whether … Read more