Can anyone on here help me figure out what some reasonable spring track goals might be for this upcoming season? I'm just getting back into my base training after XC and am looking to realign myself for track, but am at a bit of a loss when I try to figure out exactly what times I should be aiming for.
My PR's are...
8K XC - 26:27 (September, 2012)
5000m Track - 16:05 (April, 2012)
1500m Track - 4:23 (April, 2012)
800m Track - 2:18 (April, 2012)
I'm mostly focused on the 5000, but will probably end up running at least one 800 and one 1500 sometime during the season. Yes, I know that I'm slow, and I know that my 800 PR is slower than slow.
I'm a college junior, ran about 85-90mpw during most of XC. This winter will be a base period of somewhere between 90-100mpw with a weekly long run, strides 2-3 times a week, with some hill work or speed maintenance work on alternating weeks. A weekly tempo segment will be added in sometime during late January or February. During march the training will shift to include more AT paced worked before transitioning again to V02 work near the end of the season.
With all of that said, I'm not really looking for advice on my training. It's my coaches plan and I'm going to follow it because it's given me plenty of success so far. I'm just looking for people to throw some numbers at me so I have something to focus on as I train this winter.