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Fab Five Freddy
RE: The Perfect 5K Training Plan

Working Stiff wrote:

Cycle through these 8 workouts every 4 weeks (2 per week) with a max of 6 cycles in a row (24 weeks). 2 weeks of easy running refresher before starting again.

#1 - 3 x 10 minutes @Tempo/LT w/ 2 minutes jog + 4 to 6 x 30 seconds @3K/Mile
#2 - 12 to 20 x 1 minute @LT w/ 30 seconds jog + 4 to 6 x 10 second Hills @Sprint
#3 - 8 to 10 x 3 minutes @LT w/ 1 minute jog + 4 to 6 x 30 seconds @3K/Mile
#4 - 12 to 20 x 30 second Hills @Mile/800 effort
#5 - 30 to 40 minute Tempo Progression + 4 to 6 x 30 seconds @3K/Mile
#6 - 8 to 10 x 2 minutes @LT w/ 1 minute jog + 4 to 6 x 10 second Hills @Sprint
#7 - 5 x 6 minutes @LT w/ 90 seconds or 2 minute jog + 4 to 6 x 30 seconds @3K/Mile
#8 - 8 to 12 x 1 minutes Hills @3K Effort




I don't understand why these runs are so complicated. Instead of 3x10, why not 1x30 or if you need a break 2x15?

20x1? Man up, man. 1x20.

30s at 3K? So, like, a stride?

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