Hey there SeaWheezers – are you ready to tackle week 3 of your training program?!
I hope so!
And if any of you are crazy enough to wonder if I actually wrote this on Sunday the answer is heck no!
Since my super duper crazy race was this past weekend I’ll be resting this week (and next) but here’s what you have to look forward to this week.
|Monday||35 minute steady run|
|Wednesday||35 minutes with 6 strides|
|Saturday||8km long run|
|Sunday||20 minutes easy & yoga|
The training this week is pretty similar to weeks 1 and 2, just a longer long run and a few extra strides added in on Wednesday.
Since we tackled strides last week, let’s talk about the long run this week.
If you want to read a long post about long runs, check out this post, otherwise read on 🙂
They key to long runs is to build your mileage and your base. They most definitely aren’t meant to be done at race pace – not even close. When the app says “conversational pace” they really do mean you should be able to carry on a conversation throughout your entire run.
If you’re new to running I also highly recommend using the Running Room 10:1 method. Using this you’ll run for 10 minutes and then walk for 1 minute. For the first few walk breaks, you’ll feel like you don’t need them, but take them. You can’t make up for rest you don’t take and this will really help you near the end of the race.
Any questions? Let me know and tell me how your training is going!
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