ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® March - April 2021 CEC Course #1: How to Train for a 5K - What does the Science Say?
By Jared T. Garcia, B.S. and Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
Developing a training program that is based in science is useful for both the exerciser and the fitness professional. Presented in this article are effective and practical methods to: 1) initially access the exerciser’s fitness, 2) develop a 12-week program that has been shown to be effective in elite and recreational runners, 3) monitor the training of the exerciser on a week-to-week (RPE) and month-to-month basis (POMS), and 4) retest the exerciser to observe fitness gains and the exerciser’s response to the training program. Using these tools together can help prepare a beginning runner for their first 5K race.
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