in a handful of three- to four-hour-long runs set in. Fair enough. But how about a simple 5K instead?It’s the perfect distance: 3.1 miles require relatively little build-up, the training doesn’t take over your life, and the race is over fairly quickly
Short and snappy, 5K races are the perfect distance for beginners targeting a first race – but an equally satisfying summer target for a speed-demon with more racing experience. This is the destination for all things 5K – all the schedules, guides
The 5K is a perfect distance for the beginner looking to run their first race. But, given that it's halfway between middle and long distance, it's also a notoriously difficult distance for the experienced runner to master. Whichever camp you fall
Good news: during the next year, you're going to run PBs at 5K and 10K.That's right: you're going to race faster and you're going to enjoy the entire training and racing experience more than ever. That's because you're going to train by the numbers
The 5K is a perfect distance for the beginner looking to run their first race. But, given that it’s halfway between middle and long distance, it’s also a notoriously difficult distance for the experienced runner to master. Whichever camp you fall
According to Williams, an 18-minute 5K is an equivalent effort to a 29:29 5-miler and a 5:14 mile; a 22-minute 5K is equivalent to a 36:02 5-miler and a 6:27 mile; and a 26-minute 5K is equivalent to a 42:31 5-miler and a 7:41 mile
easy, incorporating 6 x 20-40 seconds faster-paced running Wed Rest Thu 20-25 mins easy Fri Rest Sat 15 mins easy or rest Sun 5K Race!
GETTY IMAGESWhether you're running your first 5K for charity, fitness or to support friends (or all three), read on for everything you need to know to finish in style.Training helpQ. I've never run before, how should I start? A. The best way
The 5K is a perfect running distance. As any physiologist will tell you, there is no better event for improving your running economy, raising your maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) and establishing a base of speed and fitness that will reap benefits
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