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:
Tues 30-45 min fartlek
Wed 100m hills
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.