When training for a 5K should I run every day? This really depends on your goals, fitness, age and other commitments. Also, depending on what training plan you select, you’ll find the plans provided here do not include any options for running every day. Realistically, you can only do 4 quality training sessions per week. Every other run would then be designated as a “recovery” run in which you are basically shaking it out after a tough training session the day before. A much better approach is cross-training.Training “like” a triathlete is the way to go. Between your quality training sessions, you can substitute running for either swimming and biking. It’s also good to have a complete rest day where you do nothing.
Runners Training “Like” Triathletes
A good structure for a training week might look like: