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How to start your 5K Training with just a few minutes each week

You’ve taken the first step, you’re looking up what needs to be done. Don’t worry, it’s not a mammoth task and you will be running 5K in no time. We will be publishing a step by step guide on how to run your first 5K with different goals each week. If you want feedback or want to share your story, simply get in touch, you’ll be amazed how many people are in the same boat as you.

So what should you be doing to get started I hear you say. Well, it depends on your ability. If you have never run before, simply going for a 10 minute brisk walk is a great start. You will gradually build up your distance and mix in some short runs.

If you used to going for the odd jog, each run should take about 20 or 30 minutes, three times a week. Be sure to space out these three days throughout the week to give yourself a chance to rest and recover between efforts. And don’t worry about how fast you’re going. Running faster can wait until your bones are stronger and your body is fitter. For now focus on gradually increasing the time or distance you run.We will have training plans and goals for you too so don’t worry.

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Paddy Ryan
I have been running since I have been in primary school, all the time striving for better times. To date, I have run 10 marathons and 1 Ultra and numerous other races besides. I am focused on running a sub 30 10K and my next goal would be sub 2:30 marathon, all in time. I am also dedicated to helping other runners improve through coaching and advice to help them every step of the way.

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