Long Distance Runner Tries the 5K
As a new and progressing runner, I fell in love with long distances. The first two miles were the worst, then I’d fall into this rhythm and my mind could travel far or wide as my legs did their thing. I ran a couple of 5Ks, but only as stepping-stones to longer races.
In 2016, I revisited the 5K.
3.1 miles intrigued me. You don’t have 2 miles to get into the groove. You have to show up and perform from the start. I spent two months training for the 5K, and I learned a lot.
I cut 2 minutes and 17 seconds off my 5K personal record.
5K PR Training Blog Series
Why I tried short distance running during my long distance off-season.
Overview of the Hal Higdon 5K Intermediate Training Program
Quick recap on my first week of 5K training. Spoilers: 5K training won and I lost.
My first try at distance based interval speedwork and how you can use it to improve your speed.
If you only add one thing to your training to up your 5K ante, include tempo runs! Tempo runs are a simple way to increase your speed, endurance, and stamina.
My racing tips for someone who typically runs longer distances. I love 10Ks, half marathons, and full marathons so tackling the 5K required something different.
Reviewing the Hal Higdon 5K Intermediate plan – what did I like and what did I not like about this plan. Is this plan right for you?