The 5k novice training schedule is designed to condition your body to the demands of running this distance. While time is kept in mind (there no point in running 5k in 1 hour!) it is not the primary focus. This schedule will take you through the basics of running – how to look after your body, what changes to expect as your running abilities improve and what nutrition a runner requires. This schedule will take you through running with regular increases in speed and distance and set you milestones to achieve based on our age and fitness level. By the end of this schedule you should be a competent 5k runner with a reasonable time.
The more advanced schedule for the experienced runner who wants to improve his race timings will focus more on speed and one common way of doing this is by “tempo” running. A tempo run is a run at a fixed but continuously increasing speed over a fixed time, which will also increase slowly. By setting these targets this schedule allow the runner to work towards improving his performance to predetermined levels which will allow him to finish a race nearer the top.
One thing to remember about training schedules is that one size does not fit all. Every person has a different level of fitness and inherent physical capabilities that can be built on. Find a schedule that you are comfortable with and stick with it. Feel free to modify it to reasonable extent to suit our personal circumstances such as running timings, rest days, speed at which you progress and so on. The only thing you should not do is to try and increase the pace you work through the schedule. All schedules are designed to allow the body to condition itself to the new demands being placed on it and skipping a stage or two may place an unhealthy strain on the system leading to pains, sprains and other problems.
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How hard is the running at basic training?
I leave to army basic training in January at fort Knox and Im a smoker and I just wanna know how the running is I’m only five five and 135 pounds and I’m semi fit but i never run
roughly 15 minutes a day (straight.) don’t worry you will not be the only one with difficulty