Monday, February 20, 2012

Week 1 PRR Training

Last week was just a warm-up, this is officially week 1 of training. I'll label all the Peachtree training stuff PRR Training so if you want to go back and see anything, just filter on that label.

The first half of training will focus on timed walks/jogs/runs and the second half will focus more on actual distance. I don't know a ton about nutrition but have read plenty and will share some of those tips as we go along in the process.

Like I said in the first post, the training schedule will just be 3 days a week but feel free to do more if you feel like it. If you only do the minimum 3 days/week, try to take at least one day off in between workout days. Just like working out with weights to get stronger, the hardest part of getting to a point where you can run 6.2 miles is building up a base. Trust me when I tell you that getting to that first 3 miles will be a lot harder than the last 3.

Week 1 (3 days)
  1. walk 4 minutes, jog 1 minute (1 interval), repeat 4 more times for a total of 25 minutes - speed up your walk pace each minute so that when the time comes to jog, it's not a huge change. Take the first minute of the walk after the jog to recover. It doesn't matter how fast you jog, just make it faster than walking pace.
  2. walk 4 minutes, jog 1 minute, repeat 5 more times for a total of 30 minutes - same plan as day 1 just one more "interval"
  3. jog 2 minutes, walk 6 minutes, repeat 2 more times for a total of 24 minutes

-Simple

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