5K Training

5K training isn't all that daunting compared to training for other distance races. There are different 5K training guides to match your level of expertise. Check out these great 5K training guides and tips.


So, you're thinking about running a 5K race. If you've never run one before, those 5 kilometers might seem incredibly daunting. But countless others have done it before, and just a little bit of advice can help you get off of the couch and through the finish line.

Out of fear, need for food or fun, humans have been loping long distances since the beginning of time. But we still need to train for a 5K. How's it done?

If you run 15 to 40 miles per week, you're an intermediate runner. If you'd like to increase your speed for your next 5K, how should you train?

If the most exercise you've had lately is walking from the sofa to the fridge and clicking through television channels, then you need a plan. But how can couch potatoes get the motivation to go running and even train for a 5K?

When you're more of a couch potato than a fitness guru, a 5K can seem intimidating. But if you train for it right, it'll be a cinch.