Weekly Schedule

SA or BCS Full Training Schedule - Week 8
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Jul 22
Sun
Jul 23
Mon
Jul 24
Tue
Jul 25
Wed
Jul 26
Thu
Jul 27
Fri
Jul 28
Start
Time
Sat
Jul 29
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Green TBD 8 MILES OFF 45/e 50/hill   OFF 40/tempo OFF TBD 9 MILES
Yellow TBD 7 MILES OFF 40/e 45/hill   OFF 35/tempo OFF TBD 8 MILES
Red TBD 7 MILES OFF 40/e 35/hill   OFF 35/tempo OFF TBD 8 MILES
Orange TBD 6 MILES OFF 40/e 35/hill   OFF 30 easy OFF TBD 7 MILES
SA or BCS Half Training Schedule - Week 8
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Jul 22
Sun
Jul 23
Mon
Jul 24
Tue
Jul 25
Wed
Jul 26
Thu
Jul 27
Fri
Jul 28
Start
Time
Sat
Jul 29
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Green TBD 5 MILES OFF 45/e 50/hill   OFF 40/tempo OFF TBD 6 MILES
Yellow TBD 4 MILES OFF 40/e 45/hill   OFF 35/tempo OFF TBD 5 MILES
Red TBD 4 MILES OFF 40/e 35/hill   OFF 35/tempo OFF TBD 5 MILES
Orange TBD 4 MILES OFF 40/e 35/hill   OFF 35/tempo OFF TBD 5 MILES
Purple TBD 4 MILES OFF 40/e 35/hill   OFF 30 easy OFF TBD 4 MILES
Houston Full Training Schedule - Week 3
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Jul 22
Sun
Jul 23
Mon
Jul 24
Tue
Jul 25
Wed
Jul 26
Thu
Jul 27
Fri
Jul 28
Start
Time
Sat
Jul 29
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Green TBD 5 MILES OFF 40/e 40/hill   OFF 45/tempo OFF TBD 4 MILES
Yellow TBD 4 MILES OFF 35/e 35/hill   OFF 40/tempo OFF TBD 3 MILES
Red TBD 4 MILES OFF 30/e 30/hill   OFF 35/tempo OFF TBD 3 MILES
Orange TBD 3 MILES OFF 30/e 30/hill   OFF 35 easy OFF TBD 3 MILES
Houston Half Training Schedule - Week 3
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Jul 22
Sun
Jul 23
Mon
Jul 24
Tue
Jul 25
Wed
Jul 26
Thu
Jul 27
Fri
Jul 28
Start
Time
Sat
Jul 29
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Yellow TBD 2 MILES OFF 35/e 45/hill   OFF 40/tempo OFF TBD 2 MILES
Red TBD 2 MILES OFF 30/e 40/hill   OFF 35/tempo OFF TBD 2 MILES
Orange TBD 2 MILES OFF 30/e 40/hill   OFF 35/tempo OFF TBD 2 MILES
Purple TBD 2 MILES OFF 30/e 40/hill   OFF 35 easy OFF TBD 2 MILES
Ultra-Marathon Training Schedule - Week 3
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Jul 22
Sun
Jul 23
Mon
Jul 24
Tue
Jul 25
Wed
Jul 26
Thu
Jul 27
Fri
Jul 28
Start
Time
Sat
Jul 29
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Ultra-Mara TBD 7 MILES 7 MILES OFF 4 MILES 3 MILES 4 MILES OFF TBD 8 MILES

Color Group Training Pace:

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Yellow
Red
Orange
Purple
Ultra-Mara All Paces

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.