Monday, May 14, 2012

Training Schedule 5/14 - 5/20

It's finally here. Race week!!

I'm in full taper mode and focused on saving my energy and speed for Sunday. This week's key workout is on Tuesday - just five miles with two at half marathon race pace. All others will cap out at four miles at an easy pace. I'm also skipping strength training this week, as well as my usual boot camp class. Can't afford to risk straining a muscle or getting injured! 

I'll also start gradually getting up earlier in the morning so it's not as much of a shock to my body on race day when I have to get up at 4am. A half hour earlier each morning should do the trick. This also means a grandma-like bedtime - as in 9 pm.

Here's the full plan:

Monday 
Afternoon: 4 mile easy pace run

Tuesday

Afternoon:
5 mile speed workout, including two miles at half marathon pace

Wednesday
Morning: 4 mile easy pace run

 

Thursday
Morning: 4 mile easy pace run, including strides

Friday
Rest Day

Saturday
Rest Day

Sunday
Morning: Rockford Half Marathon!

Are there any special routines you follow during taper week? 

- ST


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