Thread: training for 5k
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:18 PM   #14
Ezra Green
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Re: training for 5k

Originally Posted by Hans Wurst View Post
Hey folks,

I recently got an invitation to do a 5K-run in early July this summer. This means, roughly 8 weeks to train for it. I am a strength athlete and I guess my endurance is below average. My goal is to finish it in under 30 minutes.
In the meantime, I also want to keep doing my strength training. Is there a way to train for it in the most efficient way? I read about tabatas and how this group of athletes had better results doing this protocol than another group that was training longer runs.
Is that a good idea?

What do you think of:
strength training 3x week and tabatas 2x/week?

I would run a 5k once to make sure I could do it and then go back to doing starting strength. 5k under 30 minutes should not be hard.

How long have you been doing CrossFit? If it is longer then 6-9 months I wouldn't worry about your pace. you will finish under your 30 min goal.

If you wanted to be a competitive 5k runner it is going to take longer then 8 weeks anyway but generally I think running 5k once a week for 8 weeks would help.

let us know how it turns out.
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