I was going to present my running training plan weekly, but I think it would be more helpful for ya’ll if I presented all of the weeks together. This is for 8 consecutive weeks leading up to race day:
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Rest days are just as important as training days because this gives your body time to recover. I will be taking a rest day every 7-10 days. On the days that I’m not running, I will be cross training or resting. But if you are a beginner runner, I recommend taking 2-4 rest days per week, and over the length of time you can lower your rest days to 1-3 times per week. (This is just a rough plan, if I wake up feeling that I need to rest, eat a lot, or sleep more- I will…. Your body is your best judge, so listen to it. It will tell you when you need to allow recovery).
I will be posting about the “life-of-Erin” while training over the next several weeks… I will try to keep my blog a positive place that you can use as a guide to stay motivated, get running tips, and connect with. So, if you ever have any questions please e-mail me at Balancedpeanut@gmail.com or message me on FB “Balanced Peanut.”