Monday, March 8, 2010
My new running program is going well so far. I now do 1 hard run per week, on Saturday, which I call "The Mix," which is a 10-12 mile combined tempo and interval workout, including a barefoot warm-up. This gives me the time to properly warm-up and warm down and progressively ease into the speed work.
I then follow-up this hard run with a long slower run on Sunday (8-14 miles). The prepares me to run while fatigued and keeps my pace down because of the weary legs and also always me to work on form and technique (my thought is if you can maintain good form while fatigued and tired then it's much easier to do it when energized). The workouts during the week are mostly "easy runs," other than 1 shorter medium intensity run.
All of this is working very well and fits within my professional and private life.
Posted by - at 3:29 PM