Broad Street Run – 3 Weeks Out…Time for a Training Plan!

So I’m 3 weeks post half marathon, and 3 weeks out from the Broad Street Run. I’ve been running about 17-20 miles per week since my half, but without much of a plan – mostly just based on what I have time for that day, or what I feel like doing.

I’m confident I could continue to run this same way until Broad Street and most likely be fine running 10 miles, but I figure it’s probably a better idea to follow a plan with a little structure! I am a big fan of Hal Higdon’s training plans, but I couldn’t decide between the 10 Miler Novice or Intermediate plans. So I sort of merged the two!

I like to leave myself a little of wiggle room by not assigning specific runs to a day.  I do aim to do my longer runs on Saturdays or Sundays when I have help with the kiddos (I’ll do it – but 7 miles is much easier without the stroller!).  But otherwise, I leave things open so that I can fit the plan to my life instead of having to fit my life to the plan.  This method may not be for everyone – but after several races worth of training my best success comes when I have a hard goal, but a flexible plan.

So with 3 weeks to go….here’s what I’m planning:

 Week of 4/17:
3 m run
5 m run
45 min cross
3 m run
Rest
7 m run
60 min cross

Week of 4/24:
3 m run
6 m run
45 min cross
4 m run
Rest
8 m run
60 min cross

Week of 5/1:
3 m run
4 m run
30 min cross
4 m run
1-2 m run
Rest
Broad Street Run!

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