Monday, August 17, 2009

First Day of my New 5k Run Training Program

Today is the first day of my new 5k run training program. For months I have been toying with the idea of having a personalized run training program created and I finally found a runner who not only knows how to put together a plan but he's also a totally freakishly fast athlete who competes at levels any every day Age Grouper like me dreams of being.

The cool thing about this plan is that it is a periodization based plan that takes me from week to week to the end of the year. I will race 3 times between now and then with the final race being one where I will go for a Personal Record. If I can PR under 19:00 minutes that will be the first "official" finish I have at that pace. Any 5k finish at 18:59 or faster will do!

So, I'm on the hunt for a PR race between now and the end of the year. I will then take some time to relax and regroup before getting faster next year. Maybe 18:30 or better!

Workout Summary
Week 1 - Base
1 Mile Warm-Up at 8:15/mile
1.5 Miles at 6:58/mile - Tempo Threshold
1 Mile Cool Down at 8:15/Mile

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