2017 WEEK 8 TURKEY TROT WITH TRACK DAY 5K Beginner Training Plan
Monday is the first day of Week 8 of the 10-week+ plan. There’s a portion of an 11th week, as some of you might be traveling or have a difficult time wrapping up pre-holiday plans. It can be considered a little taper.
This Monday you may be recovering from early Halloween celebrations that began over the weekend. If you raided a child’s “trick-or-treat” bag, dipped into the supply you plan to give on October 31, or indulged at a party, enjoy the memory of good times. Try to get back to a normal eating pattern that includes nutritious meals and snacks.. If you plan to run the track day schedule MONDAY it will be an opportunity to test how a change in diet can affect the way you feel and run!
If the traditional October 31 day will be your "'All Hallow's Eve", track work on October 30 will get you in shape for the next night's fun and help you earn those treats (Saturday October 21 BLOG post)!
The longest runs of the plan are scheduled during this week and the next, your peak training effort. After week 9 you will be decreasing mileage prior to the Thanksgiving Day race. Somehow, when I am running intervals or hills, the second to last happens to be my best effort. I know I only have one more after it, so I give it all my concentration, and power through it.
Power through week 8 and then enjoy looking back at the progress you’ve made.
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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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