This six-week program will keep you fit through the dark days of winter so that when its time to start training for your target race, youll be fit, fresh, and ready to start strong. Each week includes two easy runs, a long run to preserve your endurance, and one session of faster running to keep your fitness sharp. Three days are reserved for rest or cross-training. Throughout the program, youll get tips on cross-training, running in cold and snowy conditions, plus advice how to maintain your healthy eating habits and fend-off holiday weight gain.
PLAN LENGTH: 6 WEEKS
WEEKLY ROUTINE: 3 DAYS REST/CROSS-TRAINING, 2 EASY RUNS, 1 LONG RUN, 1 FASTER RUN
WEEKLY MILEAGE: 2632 MILES
LONG RUNS: START AT 10 MILES, PEAK AT 16 MILES
QUALITY WORKOUTS: TEMPO RUNS, RACE-PACE RUNS, MILE REPEATS