First Timer 5K Training Tips

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3. Create Your Program

Training plans are available online and can be obtained through a personal trainer, or located in fitness or running magazines. There are many training plans to choose from, so the trick is to find one that is simple, easy to understand and works for your lifestyle. The basic training premise should be at least three days of running per week, with additional days of strength and/or cross training. Once you have your program, write it on a calendar and stick to it! Training is a matter of commitment. If you are committed, you will achieve your goal. Be committed!

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