PR: 7:58.63 from two years ago
8 weeks until first race.
Here's the training for the next two weeks and then a general outline until the race.
I've been training about 6 weeks since taking time down after some road racing in the Fall. Mostly progression runs and strides at this point. On Saturday did my first interval workout just to get used to running a bit faster.
8x1000, 200 jog in just over 60 seconds, speeding up as i got more comfortable actually
3:22.5, 3:14.1, 3:15.3, 3:13.7, 3:11.2, 3:03.6, 3:03.0, 2:57.6
some jogging and then 1x100, 3x150, 3x100 with full recovery
13.3, 20.4, 19.9, 19.4, 14.5, 13.8, 14.3
last 3 hundreds were more cruise effort
The progression run yesterday I got down to 520s and 510s. When I get past base building I usually will run the same course finishing up in 5:05 average the last 5-6 miles, so it's just easy building right now.
going to altitude in a few weeks (Dec 25th).
Racing right when I get back down (Jan 28th)