Until we can get a few more courses open, I’ll keep focusing workouts on those two, but you can of course run them anywhere you want.
Middle Distance Workouts (5K to 15K)
Workout: After at least 10 minutes of warmup, run 1 mile (or 7 minutes) at T pace, jog for 400m (or 2 minutes), run 800m (or 3:30) at T pace, jog for 400m (or 2 minutes), run 400m at the faster I pace (75-90 seconds, depending on your mile pace), and then cool down with at least 10 minutes of jogging. Do it all on the measured mile on the East Hill Rec Way to pick up a few Challenge efforts and a faster mile time!
Long Run: 25-30% of your weekly mileage at E pace
Long Distance Workouts (Half Marathon to Marathon)
Workout: 20 minutes of M pace, followed by 5 minutes E pace, 10 minutes M pace, 5 minutes E pace, 5 minutes of faster T pace, and then at least 10 minutes of cooldown. If you have the weekly mileage to support it, you could do this in the middle of a Pseudo Skunk 13-miler.
Long Run: 25-30% of your weekly mileage at E pace, such as the Pseudo Skunk Cabbage half-marathon course
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- Warmup: Jay Johnson’s Leg Swings and Lunge Matrix, then at least 10 minutes of jogging
- Cooldown: At least 10 minutes of jogging, then Jay Johnson’s Strength and Mobility
- Pace Calculator: Jack Daniels VDOT Running Calculator