5K 2016 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. It’s adapted from the Earned Runs “On to the New Year 2016” plan offered last year after Thanksgiving Day for those who followed an abbreviated 4-week plan to get ready for their Turkey Trot. It will be posted on the RESOURCES page.
You have more than a week to recover from the Thanksgiving Day 3.1 mile run and mentally rest up. The general rule 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 3.1 mile (5K) race you would take 3 days to rest, with only easy short runs, cross-training sessions, or walking. This plan starts December 4, at about the level of intensity scheduled a month earlier (October 24).
OR you can devise your own plan to prepare for an event roughly 4 weeks later. Either way, think about using the past several months’ training effort to position yourself for a vigorous end to the year 2016 or confidence boosting beginning to the year 2017.
ON TO THE NEW YEAR 2017 5K TRAINING PLAN PDF
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K 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 and longevity.
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