It’s already week 7 of half marathon training program! I faithfully followed the Hansons Half Marathon Program, but dropped off day six of running. I think six days/week running is too much for me; my left knee is bothering me, which, in the past, has meant increasing mileage or pace too quickly. So I may compromise and run five days/week and add back in my swimming for active recovery day. This week:
Monday: Run 5.5 miles (including 10×400)
Tuesday: Bike on trainer for an hour
Wednesday; Run 5 miles (tempo: 1 mile warm-up; 3 miles x 10k pace; 1 mile cool-down); hip strength exercises
Thursday: Run 4.5 miles easy (HMP+1:15-1:30)
Friday: Run 5 miles easy (HMP+1:15-1:30); core strength exercises
Saturday: Run 8.0 miles at HMP+1:00; foam roller!
Sunday: Swim (1500 yards); core strength exercises
We’re supposed to get 10-15 inches snow in the next few days so work-outs will likely be inside as I get used to the treadmill. I will be in the second week of prescribed speed/strength and tempo work-outs so hope the legs endure.