How to Run Faster at 5k and 10k
Helping your train for your next PB!
Completing a new race distance is a great feeling. Running further than you thought you could is an amazing achievement. But after a while you might start to eye the number on the clock and start to wonder if you could go a bit faster. I’m here to help you do just that.
This guide includes training plans for 5k and 10k race distances, to help you work towards your next goal.
Over eight weeks, the plans will help you train towards running a faster 5k or 10k. It will help you assess where you are and what sort of improvement you can achieve in your race times to really get focussed on your goal.
Inside this guide you’ll find four training plans:
- for runners who’ve recently completed their first 5k
- for those who have a little more experience at 5k
- for those who’ve recently run their first 10k
- plans for those who have run a few 10k races or further.
5k Training Plans
This plan is for those who’ve recently completed their first 5k. It includes three runs per week. The weekly mileage starts at 10 and builds to 14 miles per week. The longest run is 6 miles.
For runners who are used to running three or four times per week and have some experience with interval sessions. four runs per week. The mileage starts at 16 and builds to 21 miles per week.
10k Training Plans
This plan is for those who’ve completed their first 10k. It includes three runs per week. The mileage starts at 14 and builds to 18 miles per week.
This plan involves four runs per week. The mileage starts at 23 and builds to 27 miles per week, with a longest run of 8 miles.
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