3 Weeks to Go!

Training Tips Series
Developed by Greg Klein of South Sound Running
Sponsored by New Balance


12K Run

12K Walk

5K Run

Midweek workouts
2 times per week
3-mile run 3-mile walk 1-mile run
Weekend endurance workout
once per week
4-mile run 4-mile walk 2-mile run

For additional midweek recovery workouts please refer to the 9 Weeks to Go training tips page.

This Week's Training Notes:

At this point, it is important to make sure that you are not over training. Over training is when your body is working at a level higher than what it is adapted to. Symptoms of over training include:

    1. Fatigue
    2. Excessive Soreness
    3. Injury

Also, you may have the feeling that you are not getting fitter even though you are training more. We recommend that you take these steps if you have any of these symptoms:

    1. Reduce your weekly training by 50%, but maintain your weekend endurance run.
    2. Make sure that you are getting an adequate amount of sleep. (8 hours)
    3. If you have an injury, it is important to get a diagnosis

Remember: Training = Work + Recovery. Both are equally important in increasing your fitness level.