Wednesday, April 13, 2011

5K training plan.

My recovery week is behind me and I'm ready to get on with my 5K training. It will be nice to train in a different way than I did for the half marathon. For that, I primarily focused on getting miles under my feet. For the 5K, I'm shooting for a PR so I'll be focused more on speed. 

I've put together an 8 week plan that calls for tempo runs, speedwork, long runs of 6 miles, some fast runs and a bunch of easy miles. Here's a look at the plan:

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Like I did during the half marathon training, I'll be listening to my body and modifying my plan if I feel the need. So, even though this looks like a pretty permanent plan, I consider it written in pencil!

In other news, some friends and I have gone half marathon crazy and we've been investigating just about every fall half that there is. We may run two. Who knows?!? My question to all of you is: Has anyone run the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon? Tell me all about it!

OK, I've got the little guy's 6-month check-up today. Woo hoo! Have a great day, everyone!

~ Felice


13 comments:

Darlene said...

You are going rock the Freihofer's!!! Las Vegas sounds great and is such a fun place to go. I've gone half crazy as well - Sept 25 in Schroon Lake and Nov 65 in CA!!!! Signed up for #4 before running #2.

The Happy Runner said...

LOVE IT Darlene! Love it.

Marlene said...

Good luck with your 5K training! I have a 5K this weekend.

Mrs. Sergeant said...

This is an awesome training plan! You'll do great. :-) I'm running the Women's Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, FL Nov. 20th. It's my first one and I'm stoked! I hope to love it and want to do more. :-)

Sabrina Hayes said...

I did the Dodge Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Los Angeles and it was GREAT!!! It was the first race I'd ever done that I would consider a "major" event. They closed off freeway entrances for us and that is something they only do when the President is in town (which he was, the day before the Expo. Awesome!)

However, I have a runner buddy who lives in the same area as me and opts for the Vegas Rock n Roll Half, even though L.A. is much closer. She loves it. Have fun!!!

Sabrina Hayes said...

I have a 5k this weekend and I'm looking to PR too. I'm considering wearing my 5-Fingers. I've never worn them during a race before. I'm excited!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I haven't run Vegas, but I will probably sign up for either the half or full if I don't get in to the St. George Marathon. I haven't heard a bad things about it!

Running Librarian said...

Oh I would love to run the strip at night! Sounds cool :)

The Happy Runner said...

Sabrina -- Someone wearing 5 fingers sprinted past me in the half marathon 2 weeks ago. Good luck!

Suzanne said...

I love the idea of destination running - what could be better than Vegas!? good luck in the 5K

Steph said...

Thank you for your blog! I'm training for my first half marathon and you definitely keep me inspired! Thank you thank you thank you!!

Steph

LovieLand.blogspot.com

J said...

I can't wait to start 5k training after the half! I love the speed workouts!

Montgomeryimod said...

LOVE IT Darlene! Love it.

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