Late Summer Training Schedule

I’m a little odd when it comes to running.  Running is a challenge for me, no doubt about it, yet I continue to train and sign up for races.  As a person who struggles at running, it’s important for me to create running schedules and to build up my running endurance over time.  Last fall I trained for a 15K and although I’m not too sure what I’m training for just yet, it’s time for me to start organizing my late summer training schedule.

 What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

My goal this late summer is to balance spin/cross training (XT), Body Revolution, and running.  Injuring my back a few weeks ago was no fun and it reminded me that I have to ease into my workouts and training, building my strength back up over time.  I loved Body Revolution when I did it last spring and know getting back into it would help me to rebuild my strength.

Again, I’m not all that sure what races I am going to run this fall or winter but I know I want to run and I know I want to train.  Here are a few of the races I am eye balling…

Woodrow Wilson Half Marathon

Wicked 10K

San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon

Cold Turkey 10K

Three Bridges Half Marathon

Surf n Santa

Well without further adieu, here is my late summer training schedule.

Week of

M

T

W

Th

F

Sa

Sn

Aug 13

Body Revolution 1 and XT

2 miles

Body Revolution 2 and XT

20 min

Off

2 miles

20 min

Aug 20

Body Revolution 1 and XT

2 miles

Body Revolution 2 and XT

20 min

Off

3 miles

20 min

Aug 27

Body Revolution 3 and XT

2 miles

Body Revolution 4 and XT

25 min

Off

3 miles

25 min

Sept 3

Body Revolution 3 and XT

3 miles

Body Revolution  4 and XT

25 min

Off

4 miles

25 min

Sept 10

Body Revolution 5 and XT

3 miles

Body Revolution 6 and XT

30 min

Off

4 miles

30 min

Sept 17

Body Revolution 5 and XT

3 miles

Body Revolution 6 and XT

35 min

Off

5 miles

35 min

Do you enjoy running? If so, do you have a training plan for the late summer?

If you don’t enjoy running, what workouts do you enjoy most? Have you considered running?

Comments

  1.  Katy says

    Awesome plan!! The Cold Turkey 10k is put on by the running club I was in before moving to VA, my good friend is the race organizer. Just a heads up, the race is 90% hills and brutal! It was my first 10k race, Annapolis has a training class just for this race, and boy oh boy was it a tough one (but so proud of myself for finishing it!!). So if you decide to do this one, train for hills!! FYI….the majority of the course is run on the shoulder of a main road and is an out/back so no scenery.

    I’m planning to run the San Antonio half this year with my friend who lives there……that is if my knees act right and I can start running again – fingers crossed.

  2. says

    I’m not at the point where I love running, but don’t dislike it. It still take a lot of motivation for me to get out the door though! I run twice a week after work with the coworkers and then try to get out once on the weekend.. “try” is the keyword there. I have my second 5k race at the end of september at the Toronto Zoo and the route actually goes throughout the zoo, so it should be fun! I definitely need to plan out a schedule though.

  3. says

    YAY! I’m so happy for you and you’re running endeavors. I make my own training schedules because my body can’t handle running 3 days a week. I think you should run the races that you most want to run. Pick one and work towards it. You’ll get there.

  4. Amanda @flecksofgreen says

    I love running. It’s very freeing to me and I like the time it gives me to think. This summer I have been training for the rock and roll half marathon in Philadelphia on september 16. I’m nervous and excited!

  5. says

    I hate running… I’ve never found the joy in it! I would choose the elliptical, any group X class, hiking, walking, and swimming over running. It just isn’t my thing! I am SO amazed by people like you who can actually find the motivation to train for long races. So good for you, and good luck :).

  6. Cheri says

    My knees do not love running at all! I literally cannot run. But then, I’m getting old, too. I am in awe of anyone who runs “for fun”. GOOD for you!

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