If you saw my exciting news in my last post you know that in a little less than 8 weeks I will be running in a Triathlon! I will be on a team with my uncles so I’m only doing the 7 mile running portion. It’s a really random distance for a race so I went searching for a training plan online. Surprisingly I found one, tweaked it a bit & thought I’d share it with you guys. I started today (Thursday, Week 1) with a 1.5 mile run!
Some notes on the plan:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: After warm up, run at a moderate pace (slightly faster than long run pace) for the designated mileage. Cool down and stretch.
Wednesdays: Some Wednesdays are designated rest days. For run days, warm up then run at a comfortable pace for the designated mileage. Cool down and stretch.
Fridays: Do a cross-training (CT) activity (biking, swimming, elliptical trainer, etc.) at easy-to-moderate effort for 30 to 45 minutes. If feeling sluggish or sore on Friday, take a rest day. It’s important to feel strong for the Saturday long run.
Saturdays: The day for long slow distance run. Run the designated mileage at an easy,conversational pace. Use breathing as a guide.
On Saturday of Week 2 I have my Biggest Loser 5K Race (3.1 miles)
Sundays: This is an active recovery day. The short run should be at a very easy (EZ), comfortable pace, which helps loosen up the muscles.