WEEK 2 ‘SAINTS DAYS’ TRAINING PLAN STARTS TODAY. This is the week you start to pick up the mileage a bit. Although it seems you are expected to run 10-minute miles, "run 35 min or 3.5 miles" translates mathematically to running 1 mile in 10 minutes, you can run at a slower or faster pace. Be sure to cover the scheduled mile distance, which will then extend over a longer time period. Of course, if you are able to run at a comfortably faster pace, you will finish in less time.
There are no speed drills in this part of plan, so the mid-week runs are intended to be easy. If you would like to try a simple progression run on a Tuesday or Thursday session, try going out easy and after you’ve covered half the distance, finish the second half a bit faster, so that you cover that same distance at in a shorter period of time. For example, if the initial 1.5 miles of a 3-mile run take 15 minutes, try to finish the next 1.5 miles in under 15 minutes.
Think of it as mentally beginning to develop a race day strategy, even this early in training. There was a post (January 17, 2018) soon that detailed progression runs.
The reason to complete the prescribed distance mid-week involves the long run at week's end, which will gradually increase in length. The goal of training is to be physically and mentally prepared to run the entire race. Thus, it will be "easier" over the duration of the 18-week plan to cover the full distance each running day, even if though it may require more time than listed is on the plan. GOOD LUCK!
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