I absolutely loved this 5k running plan! As a beginner runner, I was intimidated by the thought of running a 5k, but this plan made it achievable and enjoyable. The plan was well-structured, with a gradual increase in distance and intensity that allowed me to build up my endurance without getting injured. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, the support from the community of fellow runners was also a huge motivator for me. After completing the program, I not only successfully ran a 5k, but I also feel more confident in my running abilities overall. I highly recommend this 5k running plan to anyone looking to start or improve their running journey.
Hello Ben, I was really enjoying your program, unfortunately I recently got diagnosed with osteoporosis. I have taken a break on running until getting more information on what activities I should be doing. I hope running will still be an option even if it's limited. I hope to get back to your program . Sincerely, Gerry
Following an achilles injury and long rehab, thought I'd try a training plan to build slowly and stop myself overdoing it. Really enjoyed the structure and variety of the running. Just finished week 10 and got a PB without that ever being the goal. Looking forward to the intermediate plan!
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.