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HELP, I have problems with my 5k running schedule!?

posted over 9 years ago | Report

I have just taken on a part-time job at a local supermarket. I am going to working 4-10pm on Thursdays, and 2pm-10pm on Saturdays. I won't be able to run on Thursday, because of this and as I run on Wednesday, I will be too tired to run on Thursday morning. I can run on Saturday, but it will have to be easy, as I run hard on Friday. Here is my new proposed training schedule:
Sunday-90 minutes easy
Monday- 100m Hills (8 to 12)
Tuesday- 20-30 minute tempo run
Wednesday- 30-45 minutes fartlek
Friday-Intervals (e.g 8x400m or 3x1600m)
Saturday-Easy run or rest

Are there too many hard days in a row, or should I be able to cope? If you think it's too hard, what should I do?

Also, 5k PB is 17:42. Races start in two weeks. Workout lengths and intensities will vary depending on week.

  • What don't you mix the whole schedule up and put your hard runs on your off days and easier runs on working days. From what I'm reading, you're only working 2 days a week so it doesn't appear like there's any other reasons why your schedule can't be rearranged.

    Since you have 2 rest days, I would suggest NOT to run 4 days in a row.

    How about this:

    Sun intervals
    Mon rest
    Tues 30-45 min fartlek
    Wed 100m hills
    Thurs rest
    Fri 20-30 min tempo
    Sat 90 minute easy

    Either one of those rest days could be used for cross training or an easy run.

    posted about 9 years ago

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