I’m only on week 3 but I love this plan so far. I’ve never really understood how to pace different runs and ended up doing all my training runs at the same steady pace. Some plans I’ve tried before say ‘run easy’ or ‘run at tempo pace’ but I’ve struggled to figure out what that means. My absolute favourite part of Ben’s plan is that the paces are all already calculated so I can just plug them into my watch and go.
On top of that, the mix of different runs keeps the plan varied and manageable.
Even on week 3 I’m already getting faster and more comfortable pushing at a faster pace (as well as running slower - which is also a challenge!)
Looking forward to getting a new 5km PB in a few weeks!
I have been running for a long time , mostly on my own and I have run at the same pace averaging around 32 mins for a 5K....I felt as though I still had it in me to get quicker and decided to purchase a 5K improver plan from Ben.
I am now 4 weeks into the plan and already I am seeing improvement and am Regularly beginning to hit times of just under 30 minutes for the first time in years.
On paper ,the plan looks fairly basic but it is more challenging than it looks especially when you add strides and periods of running at tempo pace into your running.
If anybody is looking to improve their pace at this distance then I recommend you give this plan a go.