Do you know what happens when you sign up for races?
You need to train for them.
A Midsummer’s Night Run is 7 weeks away. That’s not that far. Given that I’ve been mentally out of it when it comes to running this month, I’m using the fact it will be July this weekend (How is it July this weekend?!) to re-set my running schedule and get back on track. My schedule is loosely based on Hal Higdon’s 15k Intermediate plan, with one big change: there’s a lot more yoga.
(I also need to figure out how to fit in the beginnings of the Urban Warrior training program into this. Any suggestions?)
The basic structure is as follows:
Tuesday: short run and yoga
Wednesday: longer run
Thursday: speed work
Saturday: long run
This is not based on anything scientific. It is based on the yoga classes I like and the desire to run at least four times a week. While I’ve planned for 3x yoga a week, I expect that life will get in the way (it always does) and I can easily scale back to two without missing out on too much training.
The two big questions I have are: will I actually do my speed work? And what will Jill and I do when we head back to NS for a week in the middle of all this?
I guess I’ll find out.
What training programs have you used? How did it work? I need to know!