Weekly Schedule

Vintage Half Training Schedule - Week 11
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Apr 8
Sun
Apr 9
Mon
Apr 10
Tue
Apr 11
Wed
Apr 12
Thu
Apr 13
Fri
Apr 14
Start
Time
Sat
Apr 15
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Yellow TBD RACE OFF 35/E 40/e Xtrain 30/tempo OFF  
Red TBD RACE OFF 35/E 40/e Xtrain 30/tempo OFF  
Orange TBD RACE OFF 35/E 40/e Xtrain 30/tempo OFF  
Purple TBD RACE OFF 35/E 40/e Xtrain 30/tempo OFF  
Texas 10 -Sienna Plantation Training Schedule - Week 14
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Apr 29
Sun
Apr 30
Mon
May 1
Tue
May 2
Wed
May 3
Thu
May 4
Fri
May 5
Start
Time
Sat
May 6
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Yellow TBD RACE OFF 40/E 10X30X30 Xtrain 40/TEMPO OFF  
Red TBD RACE OFF 40/E 10X30X30 Xtrain 40/TEMPO OFF  
Orange TBD RACE OFF 40/E 10X30X30 Xtrain 40/TEMPO OFF  
Purple TBD RACE OFF 40/E 10X30X30 Xtrain 40/TEMPO OFF  

Color Group Training Pace:

Yellow
Red
Purple
Orange
Full Schedules

Glossary

Speed Work
“8×30-30” 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.