Level 1 5K Training Plan Long Run

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    I recently completed the level 1 build endurance plan and started the level 1 5K plan after a recovery week. The long runs on the 5K plan are much shorter in time when compared to previous plan and I wanted to ask the following. Would you recommend increasing the duration for the long run or keeping what is currently outlined in the plan?
    For example – replace the long run on week 2 of the 5K plan with the long run of week 2 of the build endurance plan?



    If you are training for a 5K, I recommend keeping the plan as written. The 5K is not a long race so you don’t need to run as much on the long runs. The goal is more speed than endurance.

    However, if you want to keep the endurance and do a 5K you probably want to look to a 10K plan. That should have longer long runs (not exactly sure as I have not done the 10K plan).


    It really depends on what your main focus is right now.

    If you are focusing on the 5k distance, then stick to the plan as it will help you build speed at the shorter distance.

    If you are focusing on longer runs and building endurance, then perhaps another plan would be a better option to help you achieve those goals.

    It all will depend on what your goal is and what you are trying to accomplish with the plan you have selected. I hope that makes sense!

    Coach Anne

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