Today is the first day of Week 8 of the nearly 10-week plan that ends the on Thanksgiving.
The longest runs and walks of the plans are scheduled during this week and week 9, your PEAK training effort. After week 9 you will be starting the short easy week before your Thanksgiving Day race. When I am struggling through intervals or hills, the second to last effort always happens to be my best. I know I only have one more after it, so I give it all my concentration, and power through it.
Try to power through this week 8, knowing week 9 will involve your biggest but final training effort before the event. These plans are for beginners, designed to help you cross the finish line of a 3.1 mile running or slightly longer walking event in decent upright form. By completing these training sessions you will have demonstrated success in building sufficient endurance to accomplish this goal.
Walkers will be increasing mileage per the Hal Higdon plan that prepares for a 10K (5 miles). You’ll be able to finish 5K (or even 8K) stronger because the plan pushed you to train for this longer race. If not intending to cover a 10K distance in your TURKEY TROT event, consider these last weeks of extra work as time spent building for the future.
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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