Got into running about 9 months ago from a completely sedentary lifestyle. Have done things a little backwards as the only races I have competed in thus far are a half marathon and more recently the Gold Coast marathon. Bridge to Brisbane 10K is my next race and I'm hoping to do it in about 45minutes (ambitious goal I think)
20/03/11 - Half marathon race - 1:59:00
10/04/11 - Half marathon training - 1:51:00
29/05/11 - Half marathon training - 1:45:00
03/07/11 - Marathon Race - 4:12:00 (splits of 1:54 and 2:18) (ITB problems)
19/07/11 - 5K training - 21:59
the C25K program
hal higdon's beginner marathon program (consists of 4 runs a week, no thought to speed work, cruise, intervals or hills)
The program I'm planning for Bridge to Brisbane is
Monday - Bike and Swim (1 hour)
Tuesday - 5k time trial
Wednesday - Bike and swim
Thursday - Speed/VO2 session (example, 4 x 200m in 47sec each followed by 3 x 1K in 4:25 each)
Friday - Bike & swim
Sunday - Long run (about 12K at 5:30k/min)
Please, before you reply with "more running" 3 times a week is all I'm prepared to devote to running as I have other interests to take care of. Not mentioned in the program is also my 3 rockclimbing sessions a week and 3 core strength workouts.
My question is mainly about my plan for Tuesday. No training plan i've seen suggests time trials as part your workout. This program is a bastardized version of Ben Wisbey's Plan Where he suggests that workout be "Cruise intervals."
Given that I only do 3 running sessions a week, I'm trying to get big bang for my buck out of tuesday, hence the time trial instead of cruise intervals. Time trials also feel great and are easy to administer, while cruise intervals are a whole bunch of clock watching and just not as much fun.
I guess, my question is...
I realise this is not the best way to train but is there a really good reason why I shouldn't do it this way? Is there something else I should do instead(remembering 3 run max per week rule)
Thanks for reading my really really long post
Edited by bruxism, 20 July 2011 - 05:18 PM.