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Whether you're looking to walk, jog or run in a 5K, personal trainer Andrea Metcalf
can have you ready for the starting line just six weeks.
You can! That's my motto when it comes to better health and fitness. Even my 95-year-old grandmother can do a 5K walk, but if you'd rather go a little faster, you'll just need to put in a little more time up front. Start with my six-week guide designed to help you get in shape to walk, jog or run a 5K!First, Set Your Goal
It's time to start training.
- If your goal is to walk a 5K, alternate 3 minutes of slower-paced walking with 1 minute of fast-paced walking. By the end of the training program, you will be able to complete a 5K walk in under 60 minutes.
- If your goal is to jog a 5K, alternate 2 minutes of walking with 1 minute of jogging. By the end of the training program, you will be able to complete a 5K in under 45 minutes.
- If your goal is to run a 5K, alternate a circuit of 2 minutes of walking followed by 2 minutes of jogging and then 1 minute of running. By the end of the training program you will be able to complete a 5K in under 30 minutes.