Seeking an 8 week 5K training plan intermediate program? This is the great training option for the advanced level 5K athlete. All RDA training plans are easily downloadable and instantly available upon purchase. Each day is planned out with helpful tips. This intermediate 8 week 5K training schedule is built for results.
That being said, no training program on planet Earth will provide results to anyone without hustle. I visualized breaking 2:22:00 for the marathon while I was still “only” a 2:43:36 marathoner. All the amount of mental visualization would have not have helped me break the sub-2:20 marathon barrier without hard work.
In addition, the physical work had to be put in and a proper, well laid-out training plan had to be there. I created RDA 5K training plans for that exact reason. A lot of runners simply don't want to have to guess what workout they should do each day nor do I. Furthermore, it just makes training a lot more smooth when you know what workout is coming up.
Also, the training you will be conducting helped me run 15:19 for the 5K, 31:09 for the 10K, 1:07:06 for the half-marathon and 2:19:35 for the marathon. The 5K takes a great deal of speed, focus and tenacity. Additionally, it encompasses more anaerobic training than the marathon. I ran the 5K in college and moved up in distance after graduating but I also the type of training that works.
Why Invest In A RunDreamAchieve 8 Week 5K Training Plan?
- First, 8 weeks is a good time frame to run a strong 5K time provided you put in some base miles first
- Second, all RDA 5K training plans come with a 30-day money back guarantee
- Third, they are easy to download and follow
- Instantly available upon purchase
- Backed by over 27 years of national and international athletic experience
- Designed and created by 2:19 marathoner and founder of RunDreamAchieve, Nate Pennington
This 8 week 5K training plan intermediate schedule is built on race pace training strategies. If you are ready to take your 5K racing and training to the next level purchase your copy today. Remember, it isn't just about the mileage we are putting in as much as it is about the quality of the miles. The workouts you will be doing are the same I did to lower my 5K to 15:19, 10K in 31:09, half-marathon to 1:07:06 and marathon down to 2:19:35.
What Should An Intermediate 8 Week 5K Training Plan Focus On?
Leverage. Leverage simply means doing more with less. There is misconception with many runners. We all think that more mileage is the answer. If the majority of your weekly miles are running far above goal 5K race pace what is the likelihood you will get a personal best? The chances are slim and become even slimmer the faster you run this distance in.
What I want for you is to get better results without having to work harder. The goal here is to work smarter so that your likelihood of success goes up rather than down. Would you rather run 60 miles a week and meet your target or 90 miles a week and miss the goal by 5 minutes? Again, quality over quantity. We hear this often but it is the truth. I got up to as high as 142 miles a week preparing for the marathon. I ran my marathon PR of 2:19:35 off of 85 to 90 miles a week.
Your focus with the 5K is to work on your leg speed and increase the paces of your long run. In addition to that, you also want an equal focus on recovery. Remember, the real benefits of training come in the rest, not the work itself. It is what you are doing the other hours of your day that will ultimately count.
Make sure to subscribe to the RunDreamAchieve YouTube Channel. There will be helpful videos there for runners focusing on the 5K to the marathon distances. In addition, there are many other resources here on the site. The newly formed RunDreamAchieve Academy will house runner courses devoted to helping you run more efficiently from the 5K to the marathon.
The first course, the Sub 3 Hour Marathon Pro, launched in December of 2018. If you are focused on breaking the sub-3 hour marathon barrier that course is for you. Make sure to use the promo code “MARATHON30” at check out to get a 30 percent discount off the price of the course.
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