Weekly Schedule

Fall Marathon Training Schedule - Week 1
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Apr 20
Sun
Apr 21
Mon
Apr 22
Tue
Apr 23
Wed
Apr 24
Thu
Apr 25
Fri
Apr 26
Start
Time
Sat
Apr 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Blue 9AM TIMETRIAL OFF 35 40 OFF 35 OFF 8AM 3 MILES
Green TBA TIMETRIAL OFF 30 35 OFF 30 OFF TBA 3 MILES
Yellow TBA TIMETRIAL OFF 25 30 OFF 25 OFF TBA 3 MILES
Red TBA TIMETRIAL OFF 20 25 OFF 20 OFF TBA 3 MILES
Fall Half Training Schedule - Week 1
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Apr 20
Sun
Apr 21
Mon
Apr 22
Tue
Apr 23
Wed
Apr 24
Thu
Apr 25
Fri
Apr 26
Start
Time
Sat
Apr 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Blue 9AM TIME TRIAL OFF 25 40 OFF 35 OFF 8AM 2 MILES
Green TBA TIME TRIAL OFF 20 35 OFF 30 OFF TBA 2 MILES
Yellow TBA TIME TRIAL OFF 20 30 OFF 25 OFF TBA 2 MILES
Red TBA TIME TRIAL OFF 15 25 OFF 20 OFF TBA 2 MILES
Fast 5K Training Schedule - Week 1
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Apr 20
Sun
Apr 21
Mon
Apr 22
Tue
Apr 23
Wed
Apr 24
Thu
Apr 25
Fri
Apr 26
Start
Time
Sat
Apr 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Fast 5K TBA Time Trial OFF 30/e 35/e OFF 35/e OFF TBA 3 miles easy
Fast 10K Training Schedule - Week 1
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Apr 20
Sun
Apr 21
Mon
Apr 22
Tue
Apr 23
Wed
Apr 24
Thu
Apr 25
Fri
Apr 26
Start
Time
Sat
Apr 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Fast 10K TBA Time Trial OFF 30/e 35/e OFF 35/e OFF TBA 4 miles easy
Fun 5K Training Schedule - Week 1
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Apr 20
Sun
Apr 21
Mon
Apr 22
Tue
Apr 23
Wed
Apr 24
Thu
Apr 25
Fri
Apr 26
Start
Time
Sat
Apr 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Fun 5K TBA Time Trial OFF 30/e 35/e OFF 35/e OFF TBA 3 miles easy

Color Group Training Pace:

Blue < 8 min/mile
Green 8 - 9 min/mile
Yellow 9 - 10:30 min/mile
Red > 10:30 min/mile
Fast 5K Gold
Fast 10K White
Fun 5K Orange

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.