Monday, August 29, 2011

Turkey Trot Training: Week 0

It's been just over a week since the PUMA 5 miler migraine experience. I'm feeling sufficiently rested and ready to hop right into my next training plan.
The 2011 Turkey Trot 5K Training Plan!
Can you believe that it's a mere 13 weeks until Thanksgiving? At the rate my weeks have been passing recently, Thanksgiving will be on top of me in a flash. After my last couple races, it's become abundantly clear to me that I'm not in the kind of running shape I was at the beginning of the summer. I've selected what I believe to be the most accurate set of training paces:
The paces aren't set in stone, so I'll easily be able to modify them over the course of the 13 weeks. I already expect that I will have to modify them after my 5K tune-up race in October. I'm planning on running the same Turkey Trot I ran last year so my goal is to beat my time of 27:44. Seeing as how I've already beaten that time with an earlier race this year, I think it's completely reasonable to expect that I will beat last year's PR.

The training plan lasts a total of 13 weeks and can be found, in its entirety, here.  This is just week one:
This week's meal plan is also a PDF in Google docs and can be found here. There's a smattering of new meals that with any luck, will be good enough to share on the blog throughout the week.

Are you currently training for any races? How's it going? Lemme know in a comment below!