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Working Stiff
RE: The Perfect 5K Training Plan

ABump wrote:
Working stiff...thanks for the reply and good input. I would also be interested in the above poster's question though but without the additional bravado thrown in and more of a general curiosity about why not a 2x15 or 1x30min tempo effort

The length of the reps on all the workouts are just suggestions. The idea for every workout apart from the hill repeats is to get 20 to 30 minutes of work at around threshold effort. There are endless variations and ways to get there. 2 x 15 and 1 x 30 is also good. Even though all these workouts are targeting threshold effort, they are approaching it from slightly different angles which I tend to think is a good way to go. Some people like to repeat the same workouts week after week which probably also works for the right person. Only one way to find out.

Kennekuk Jack wrote:
Overall, this is a good plan. I'd make some tweaks here and there to make it fit my own personal situation (would definitley add a Mona fartlek), but the basic structure and principles are good. OP, if you aren't familiar with Nate Jenkins blog, there's a lot of good stuff there you might like.

I'm a big Nate Jenkins fan and long time reader. Shame about his injuries and lack of recent blog posts.

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