WITH ‘SAINTS DAYS 5K & 10K TRAINING STARTS TODAY. St. Valentine’s Day is Thursday! The true holiday may be the actual date some of you will be running the first of the two ‘SAINT’S DAYS’ races, the 5K. A personal, custom-designed competition will have allowed this. Most of the organized Valentine’s Day related races are likely to be slated to be run on the weekend.
Regardless of circumstance, congratulations on completing training up to this point. If you don’t have a race planned on February 14 or the weekend, but still want to cover the 3.1mile distance on this day swap Thursday’s session with Tuesday. It can be a tempo training run/walk or an unofficial speed workout. You will then stick with the plan as it builds up mileage and get in a long slow 6-mile run or brisk 5 mile walk on Saturday.
Stretch and roll afterwards and look forward to the next goal in your plan, the 10k. Hopefully if you have been paying attention to building strength, improving balance, and increasing speed in the last half of your long runs/walks, you will notice a fresher legs, strong finish and faster time. Good luck.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
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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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