Basic Training to Run Your First 5K
Running a 5K is an excellent goal for new runners. You’ll get lots of motivation, as well as enjoyment, from participating in a race, and 5K (3.1 miles) is the perfect distance for first-timers. Even if you’re a couch potato,you can be ready for a 5K in a couple of months. Below is an eight-week 5K training schedule to help get you to the finish line. It assumes that you can already run at least a mile. If you can only run for 5 minutes at a time or if this 5K program doesn’t seem challenging enough for your running level you can make appropriate adjustments.