Weekly Schedule

28 Week Full Training Schedule - Week 20
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Nov 16
Sun
Nov 17
Mon
Nov 18
Tue
Nov 19
Wed
Nov 20
Thu
Nov 21
Fri
Nov 22
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange 1 5:30 AM 15 long 5 easy or Laporte Half 7 easy 3X1600X600 speed OFF 10 tempo 5 easy
Orange 2 5:30 AM 15 long 8 easy or LaPorte Half 6 easy 3x1Mx600 speed OFF 10 tempo 6 easy
Orange 3 5:30 AM 15 long 8 easy or LaPorte Half 6 easy 3x1Mx600 speed OFF 10 tempo OFF
Green 7:30 AM 15 long (OFF if running the Laporte Half) Laporte Half or 6 easy 6 easy 7x800x60 speed OFF 8 tempo OFF
Red 7:30 AM 15 long (OFF if running the Laporte Half) Laporte Half 40 easy 7x800x60 speed OFF 35 tempo OFF
28 Week Half Training Schedule - Week 20
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Nov 16
Sun
Nov 17
Mon
Nov 18
Tue
Nov 19
Wed
Nov 20
Thu
Nov 21
Fri
Nov 22
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Blue 7:30 AM 10 long (OFF if running the Laporte Half) Laporte Half 45 easy 5x800x60 speed OFF 35 tempo OFF
Purple 7:30 AM 11 long (OFF if running Laporte Half) Laporte Half 25 easy 50,5x2:00 OFF 10.35.10 tempo OFF

Color Group Training Pace:

Orange 1 6D Hanson Beginner
Orange 2 6D Hanson Advanced
Orange 3 5D Hanson Modified
Green 5D USA Modified
Red 4D USA All
Blue Half All Paces
Purple Half Walking

Glossary

Speed Work
"8x30-30" means "30 seconds fast, 30 seconds slow, eight times in a row."

After a thorough warm-up, run for 30 seconds at about 90-95% intensity, then do a 30-second recovery jog. Make sure that you don't slow down during the workout, so you are running your last 30 seconds about as fast or even a little faster than your first 30 seconds. Run on a soft surface if you can, rather than on concrete or asphalt. When you are done, jog or walk slowly for a while to cool-down. Both the number of repeats, and the duration of the fast and slow intervals, will change from week to week.

Tempo
After a warm up for about 5 - 10 minutes, maintain a pace about 10 to 15 seconds per mile slower than 10-K race pace. The last 5 to 10 minutes should be a cool down period. Another way to gauge the pace of tempo runs: a pace about midway between short-interval training speed and your easy running pace.

Easy (e)
A slow run done at a conversational pace.

Hillwork
Hills prepare the muscles for faster running without going anaerobic. Hill training will enable you to run better on all types of terrain. Find a hill with a moderate grade, about 10-15%. Run at about 85% effort and jog slowly down to recover. Start with about 4 hills and increase by 1 a week until you can run 8-12 hills.