While I enjoyed my recovery week, I'm ready to get back to full training. For the next month leading up to the Haunted Hustle Half Marathon, this means running 38-mile weeks.
Mini confession: While I like sticking with my training plan as closely as possible, there are some days I end up doing more or less - sometimes an extra mile or two or taking things slower than planned. I'm definitely not one to advocate being lazy or skimping on workouts - but sometimes adjustments are necessary. Trust your body - it knows what it needs!
That being said, here's this week's training plan:
Afternoon: Speed workout (1 mile warm up, 4 x 800m with 400m recoveries, 1 mile cool down); 45 minutes strength training
Morning: 5 mile easy run
Afternoon: 3 mile easy run; 45 minutes strength training
Morning: 6 mile easy run
Afternoon: Shock Treatment Class (boot camp style class)
Morning: 7 mile tempo run (1 mile warm up, 5 miles @half marathon pace, 1 mile cool down)
Afternoon: Boot Camp Class
Morning: 12 mile easy run
How many of you write training plans? Do you follow your plan exactly or end up making changes as the days/weeks go by?