"ON TO THE NEW YEAR" 2017-18 5K TRAINING PLAN WILL START SOON, DECEMBER 2, 2017. Turkey Trotters who wish to run a New Year’s Eve 5k or a Resolution 5k Run on New Year’s Day and who would like a bit of STRUCTURE to get them pointed in the right direction to prepare for another fun event, this is for you. The CALENDAR will be posted on the RESOURCES page sometime this week.
You have more than a week to physically recover from the Thanksgiving Day 3.1 mile run and mentally rest up before challenging yourself again. The general rule for POST-RACE RECOVERY is to avoid intense workouts for a length of time determined by the race distance: 1 day for every 1 mile of race. Thus, after a Thanksgiving Day 5K, 3.1-mile race you would take 3 days to rest, with only easy short runs, cross-training sessions, or walking performed on those days. After an 8K, 5-mile race the rest period would be 5 days.
The “ON TO THE NEW YEAR” plan starts Sunday December 3, 2017 at about the level of intensity scheduled a month earlier (October 23) on the Turkey Trot plan.
Alternative strategies for preparing for a December 31-January 1 race are to 1) use another 4-week program borrowed from a previous race or from an online source, 2) design a custom plan, and 3) wing it without formally training.
Regardless of the strategy, by building on the past several months’ training effort to run another short distance race, you will be positioning yourself to enjoy a vigorous end to 2017 or a confidence-boosting beginning to 2018.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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