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Time left ’til spring races

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I have five weeks before the Shamrock Run 15k and nine weeks until the Race for the Roses Half Marathon. What to do with those weeks? I want to keep between 30 and 40 miles a week, but more toward the 30 end. I think this week may well be my high mileage week this spring at 39.5 miles. So If I drop off my miles I would still want to do five weekly runs. If I keep my long Sunday run to around 10 miles, that leaves me with 25 or so to split up for the other four runs.

Possible workouts:
AeT/Speed
Monday – 5 rc
Tuesday – 7 AeT
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 7 speed
Friday – 5 rc
Saturday – rest
Sunday – 10 lsd

OR
tempo/hill week
Monday – 5 rc
Tuesday – 7 tempo
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 6 rc
Friday – 6 hills
Saturday – rest
Sunday – 10+ lsd

OR
Long tempo week
Monday – 5 rc
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 9 tempo
Thursday – 5 rc
Friday – 6 aet
Saturday – rest
Sunday – 10 lsd

I think I will start out with an AeT/speed week (since last week was hills). This way I can do a long tempo the following week and get it lined up for Shamrock Run 15K three weeks after that to be the second long tempo run.

Then four weeks after Shamrock I have the Race for the Roses Half. I could spend those weeks building up mt LSD runs to get to 13 or so and a taper.

Four weeks of possible workouts pre-half:
March 15-21 Hills & 11 lsd
March 22-28 Speed/AeT & 12 lsd
March 29 – April 4 Tempo & 13 lsd
April 5-10 Taper
April 11 Race for the Roses Half

After the half I have two weeks before the Sean’s Run 10K which is going to be tricky to plan ahead for. I think I’ll a speed/AeT workout for teh first week, then a tempo/AeT workout the week of the race. I do think the race week should be light on effort/mile overall.

I say all this and it will probably change as the races come up. I am getting excited for it. It is like an actual season for me. I am seriously thinking about a July full marathon in San Francisco. What a great cap for a racing year.