You will be prepared for a 5km race three to four running sessions a week. The runs should be progressively increased to ensure that you are stimulated and motivated by your target distance.
The addition of a weekly cross-training will enhance your aerobic capability and muscular fitness, as well as rest your working articulations. It is also important to give your body time to get back from training so you should rest two to three days a week at the beginning.
If you are training for a specific race, your training, known as tapering, should be reduced in the last two weeks.
You may want to concentrate on increasing your speed if you’ve done a race of 5 km before or have been an athlete. If you follow the basic program for four weeks and then undertake a 5 km program on the other hand, this would help you increase your overall body strength and stamina and would improve your performance and speed.
If you are 5 km athlete, some of the sessions recommended by the sample program may take a distance of one to two miles to improve running fitness and performance.
Use your workout logs to choose the way to adapt your workout and keep your body informed. During weeks 5 and 6, do not run more than 25 miles per week, it is unnecessary and risk overtraining, and consequently injury. It’s not necessary for this event.