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5k training

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Jul 2012
9:57pm, 19 Jul 2012
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Kieren
Does anyone have any tips for 5k training?

For example, how long should long runs be? When adding mileage should I add doubles over longer runs or vice versa
Jul 2012
10:14pm, 19 Jul 2012
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Willymo
You should run 12.4 miles. Minstrels are preferable to vice versas.

Track reps of 400 to 800 metres with equal recoveries at least twice a week is a good idea. Failing that, come from East Africa.
Jul 2012
10:14pm, 19 Jul 2012
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geordiegirl
Have you checked out training plans like Hal Higson or couch to 5k?

Sorry I'm not more useful than that!
Jul 2012
11:12am, 20 Jul 2012
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Gobi
So as always I will post what needs to be said

When volume is low and training is irregular all you need to do to improve over 5km is get a regular running habit. This can be all easy running. You would not need any speedwork until you performance plateaus
Jul 2012
12:31am, 23 Jul 2012
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Canute
There are many different approaches to 5K training that can lead to improvement. I personally find that 4K tempo runs at near to 5 K pace, and 5x1Km intervals at 5 K pace with short recoveries, are helpful.

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