Beginner 5K Training Plan

We teamed up with RunFit MKE and created a plan to take you from beginner to 5K in just six weeks! You'll receive a printable PDF plan and weekly emails featuring training tips and videos from coaches Karen and Carey.

This is a basic 5K schedule that assumes you don't run regularly, and is designed to get you comfortable running with a few short walk breaks here and there.

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"Lacing up and putting your best foot forward"

RunFit MKE is a fitness training and nutrition coaching practice inspired by runners, but designed for anyone who wants to get their body running fit. Whether you are lacing up your shoes for a run on the trails or to run errands around town, your journey will be far more successful if your body is agile, flexible, strong and balanced. With RunFit MKE you'll put your best foot forward on race day, and every day. Learn more about RunFit MKE here.

Meet Your Running Coaches

Awarded best personal trainer in 2019 by Milwaukee Magazine, Karen and Carey have been helping runners and non runnersbecome more agile, flexible, strong and balanced for some time now! We are excited to partner with RunFit to help you achieve happy soles and crushed goals through the power of running. 

  • Karen


    I’m certified by the National Council on Strength and Fitness as a Certified Personal Trainer, and by Precision Nutrition as a Certified Nutrition Coach. A 2000 graduate of UW-Whitewater with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, I built a 12-year career in financial services before embarking on my dream to promote the health and well-being of others. My approach to personal training is simple and it’s the same way I approach every aspect of my life- I practice what I preach, and recognize that without health, life cannot be fully lived. Whether my clients are returning from joint surgeries, fighting a battle with cancer, or training for their next race, I absolutely love the process of uncovering each person’s unique goals and tailoring a program to reach them.

  • Carey

    I am certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Having graduated with a Bachelors in Theatre, I tried out several professions that I hoped would fulfill my mission of helping others. It wasn’t until recently that I had asked the universe to show me a sign that would direct me to my purpose. And just a few days later I was asked to join the team at RunFit MKE. I found my worth, and I can’t wait to help others find theirs.