Hello all! After all the wonderful Boston posts, I feel guilty about posting such a mundane one!
After 4 weeks off due to a calf strain, I ran twice this week - a short two miles Tuesday on a treadmill to test and then three miles yesterday on the road. I'm feeling pretty good - nervous about coming back too quickly and re-injuring. I'd still like to attempt to run the half on June 2nd. Here is what my training schedule from RW says to do for the remaining 6 weeks. What modifications, if any, should I make to the schedule considering the weeks off?
Week 6: M rest; T 5.5; W rest/easy run; Th 5.5; F rest; S 85 mins. (MWF stay the same for the remaing weeks.) Week 5: T, Th 5; Sat 80 mins. Week 4: T, Th 5.5; Sat 85 mins Week 3: T, Th 6; Sat 90 mins Week 2: T, Th 5.5; Sat 85 mins Week 1: T 4.5; Th 3; Sat RACE!
I was doing 2-3 miles on the rest/easy run days. I think the schedule may be a bit easy, but being only my second half, I didn't want to push it. Once I conquer this half, I think I am going to add speedwork.
Last question: Is there a "rule" for when a runner should add speedwork... meaning is there a certain mileage per week base, number of races, race goal, etc. a runner should have first? Does one's body need to "train" for speedwork?
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