today is day one of boston training… 16 weeks to go!
i talked about my training plan in this post, but didn’t necessarily talk about the structure of it.
most of my weeks will typically look like this:
tuesday: easy + hills
thursday: medium long/general aerobic
there will be some weeks, including cut back weeks, that vary from this format, but after messing around with my schedule i found this worked best for me.
like my typical mondays, training started off with a rest day! some people find that having a rest day on mondays is hard since they like to start the week off on the right foot with exercise, but i find that using mondays as rest days gives me a chance to recharge from the weekend, catch up on anything i didn’t get done, and let my body recovery from my long run on sunday. i usually am tired and have a hard time getting going on mondays anyway, so this has worked well for me.
many schedules have track workouts/intervals on tuesdays, and i used to do them that day as well, but have found i have much more success at them when i have an easy run day in between my long run and my interval run. so that’s what i did! plus i have a group to go workout with on wednesday, which also really helps.
this week will look a little different since i am not planning on starting my intervals yet. i wanted to have a month between CIM and starting up speed work again to make sure i was completely recovered, so those will start next week, while i continue to build the miles this week.
no plan is perfect for any one person, so always make your plan work for you!