We strongly encourage you to read the important supplementary information on this page, but if you just want to get your plan, here you go!
FREE 5K TRAINING PLANS
5k is arguably the most accessible running distance, providing a realistic challenge for new runners, and a fantastic fitness benchmark for those more experienced. With the emergence of the fantastic parkrun in the UK, there’s never been a better time to see what a structured 5k training plan can do for your performance.
Finding a solid 5k training plan is an crucial factor for your training, but is certainly not the only feature to consider. These plans cover the running side of your training. What they don’t look at, among other things, are:
These important considerations will all play their role in a keen recreational runner’s training, and you’re unlikely to better a stubborn PB if you don’t at least consider them alongside your 5k training plan. The running itself, though fundamental, forms only part of your overall preparation. Top of our list for suggested 5k/10k reading is David Chalfen’s book, ‘Running 5k and 10k – A Training Guide’.