current training plan

My training plans always reflect my conviction that cross training and building core strength are vital for runners. My advice to new runners is always:

1. Get fitted for good running shoes.

2. Don’t do too much too soon.

3. Cross-train! I’m a fan of yoga but I’ll often fit in hiking, biking, or even just walking, depending on my mood.

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I used to create training plans based on days of the week (i.e. yoga on Tuesdays and Saturdays, for example), but I’m now working out on a daily rotating basis and LOVE it. So, during any given week, I’m either running, walking, or doing yoga 2-3 times per week.

The usual order of my daily workouts: walk one day, run the next, and go to yoga the day after that. Repeat. My walking days feel like recovery days and I decide on mileage/speed for my walks and my runs based on where I am in my training plan and how I feel.

This has become a great approach for me.

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