Weekly Schedule

Chicago Training Schedule - Week 22
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 6
Sun
Oct 7
Mon
Oct 8
Tue
Oct 9
Wed
Oct 10
Thu
Oct 11
Fri
Oct 12
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange OFF MARATHON
MCM Training Schedule - Week 23
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 8 MILES OFF 50/e 3x800m/3min OFF 35/tempo OFF
NYC Training Schedule - Week 23
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 10 MILES OFF 30/e 3x800m/3min OFF 30/tempo OFF
Ft. Worth Training Schedule - Week 23
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 21 MILES OFF OFF 3x800m/3min OFF 30/tempo OFF
Fall Team Fit Training Schedule - Week 23
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 23 MILES OFF 35/e 3x800m/3min OFF 3 miles (1 easy, 1 hard, 1 mod) OFF
Fall Houston Half Training Schedule - Week 23
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 8 MILES OFF OFF 3x800m/3min OFF 30/tempo OFF
Fall Cypress Half Training Schedule - Week 23
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 8 MILES OFF OFF 20/e OFF 30/tempo OFF
Pre-Winter 5k-10k Training Schedule - Week 9
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Jul 7
Sun
Jul 8
Mon
Jul 9
Tue
Jul 10
Wed
Jul 11
Thu
Jul 12
Fri
Jul 13
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 8(800mx2:00)* OFF 35 min Easy to moderate 35 easy to moderate (Running Center) OFF 30 min Easy OFF
Winter Marathon Training Schedule - Week 14
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Green TBD 11 MILES OFF 45/e 8x400m/200m OFF 45/tempo OFF
Yellow/Red TBD 10 MILES OFF 35/e 7x400m/200m OFF 35/tempo OFF
Winter Half Training Schedule - Week 14
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 6 MILES OFF 35/e 7x400m/200m OFF 35/tempo OFF
Winter Team Fit Training Schedule - Week 14
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 13
Sun
Oct 14
Mon
Oct 15
Tue
Oct 16
Wed
Oct 17
Thu
Oct 18
Fri
Oct 19
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange TBD 11 MILES OFF 35/e 8x400m/200m OFF 4 miles (1 easy, 2 mod, 1 easy) OFF
5K/10K Training Schedule - Week 13
Color Group Start
Time
Sat
Oct 6
Sun
Oct 7
Mon
Oct 8
Tue
Oct 9
Wed
Oct 10
Thu
Oct 11
Fri
Oct 12
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
5K/10K TBD HOUSTON HALF

Color Group Training Pace:

Orange All Paces
Green
Yellow/Red
5K/10K All Paces

Glossary

Speed Work
"8x30-30" 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.