Nick

Kara

3.20.2011

week before the race training

So this isn't the race that I'm hard core training for - it's just a tune up for Broad Street and I also wanted to see where I am and what I need to do to meet my goal at Broad Street.  My legs have been pretty tired and last week I was kind of feeling blah so I am not going to train super hard this week.  My big question will be whether or not to do speedwork on Tuesday at the track - would you?  Anything you'd incorporate into your week?

Monday - Swim
Tuesday - track or easy??
Wednesday - Spinning
Thursday -  easy run
Friday - swim
Saturday - easy run or rest
Sunday - race day


Congrats to my sis who ran a 1:48 PR today at the Shamrock Half Marathon! Wow, I'm jealous!

3 comments:

  1. don't have to do speedwork at the track, but a bit of faster running the week before the race is good b/c it creates muscle tension which you want for the race. I would also add in some strides (like 4 x 30 seconds) the day before the race and in warm up on the day.

    And to answer your other question- spin class would likely be higher quality than what you would do on the trainer on your own... so do the spin class! and work it hard.

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  2. The week before a race I like to incorporate some "strides" (very short bursts of speed) in my easy runs, just to keep the legs moving - but it's not enough to tired you out.

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  3. I agree with marlene! strieds are good but i wouldnt do a huge speed workout either!

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