I used this plan as I wanted to get sub-20 mins, but wasn’t sure if I was ready for the next level. I managed to get a 19:36, taking a minute and a half off of a previous PB.
It is such a great plan, with a really good mix of run types. Very enjoyable and will definitely help you smash your targets!
Good mix of easy, tempo, intervals and long runs. Strength option specific to running looks good too, only finishing first week so will know more after a few weeks.
The plan looks very good, having recently witnessed someone smashing their Marathon PB by using one of Ben’s training plans, I decided to give the 5k a go.
I’ve had a bit of a lay off but am gradually building my base and just waiting a little longer to commence the plan - so I can build my weekly mileage and feel confident with the faster sessions too.
Watch this space.
My wife and I followed this plan and as a result we both got new 5k PBs at Dorney Lake 2 weeks ago. We both took well over 1 minute off our previous times and I was about 10 seconds from sub 20 😁
Obviously you have to be disciplined and consistent, but the workouts were great and the plan easy to follow and adjust as life inevitably got in the way at times.
We did stuck with our own easy paces as I know my HR using the easy paces on the plan chart would be quite high.
Thank you for such a great plan. I'm trying to return to sub 19 for 5k after several years out, this plan is exactly what I needed to give me the focus and belief I can do it. It has the right amount of information to support the plan. Early days, but I hope to be moving to the faster plan later this year.
First time following a training plan and running in any sort of structured way and I love it! The plan is simple to understand and follow plus it takes all the guess-work out of my running. Highly recommended!
First week of my new 5k plan done. Really looking forward to the weeks ahead. My goal pace awaits
I purchased Ben’s 5k intermediate plan when looking for some new motivation after a year of training for an ultra followed by a few months of health issues . 3 weeks into the plan and I’m thoroughly enjoying a new start. A good mix and proportion of easy , tempo & speed with a steady 10% weekly build up of mileage with an easy to follow strength session included. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for new goals or an easy to follow plan. I’m going to see this plan through until the end of 10 weeks and then consider another sub 20 5k plan or maybe a sub 1:30 1/2 plan.
Great plan, looking forward to using it again
Great plan as always. Decided to improve my 5km time over the next few months after a half marathon. I have no doubt that this plan will help tremendously.