Two months ago, I decided to light a fire under my anti-running butt and sign up for my first 5K: The Chicago Color Run.
I’m still not a running pro, and I don’t think I’ll ever be a marathoner. Either way, it’s fun to push my own limits and use running as an excuse to enjoy this gorgeous spring weather.
In case you’re feeling inspired and want to train for a 5K, I’m happy to share my three-month running plan with you. I’ve never been a runner before, and I found this plan very achievable. I needed to take it very slow in the first month, especially since I have an injury-prone knee.
It’s difficult to stick to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday schedule, but I try my best to get four days in per week.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday- 1-1.5 miles
2 full miles last Sunday
Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 2 miles
Sunday- 3-4 slow miles
Monday and Friday- 2 miles
Wednesday- 3 slow miles
Sunday- 4 slow miles
Running friends: What training plan did you follow to run your first 5K? Was it successful?