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5K Training for Beginner Runners

This eight-week training program is designed to help you run to the finish line of a 5K (3.1 miles). So every week, you'll get new instructions and motivation right in your Inbox. By the end of eight weeks, you'll be ready to run a 5K.

The training schedule assumes that you can already run at least one mile. If you can only run for 5 minutes at a time, you may want to try this 5K Training E-mail Course. If neither program seems challenging enough for your running level, check out these additional 5K training schedules.

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