Preparing for a 5k

by Annette
(Lawrence, KS)

Hello, I'm a 21 female who is about 30 lbs overweight. I used to do sports in high school but haven't really run in a long time. I want to do a 5k in 3.5 months. I know I need to start running now but how long for how many days?




Answer by Dominique:


Hi there,

You can run a 5k in 3.5 months by following Beginners Running Program 3.

It gets you to run 30 minutes non-stop within 12 weeks with 3 running days per week. Running 30 minutes will get most of us pretty close to 5k. And even if it does not, you will have build up the strength to complete that 5k.

Hope this helps.
Kind regards,
Dominique

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