My Typical Workout Week

My workout schedule changes depending on whether or not I am currently training for a race and what type, but for the past year or so I’ve pretty much constantly had a race to train for. Signing up for races keeps me motivated and allows me to structure my workout week easily, so as long as time allows, I plan to continue this trend.

  • MONDAY:
    • 3-5 miles
    • Chest/Shoulders
    • Abs
  • TUESDAY:
    • 6-8 miles @ race pace
    • Legs/Glutes
    • Abs
  • WEDNESDAY:
    • 3-5 miles
    • Arms
    • Abs
  • THURSDAY:
    • 5-6 miles @ race pace
    • Chest/Shoulders
    • Abs
  • FRIDAY:
    • “Rest” day (I still lift, but I don’t run)
    • Legs/Glutes
    • Abs
  • SATURDAY:
    • Long Run (increases 1 mile per week starting at 6 miles and going up to 12 miles for half marathon training)
  • SUNDAY:
    • 1 hour of cross-training (biking, swimming, HIIT, stair climber, hiking, skiing- anything that gets my HR up that ISN’T running)

Depending on my work schedule, I switch these days around A LOT. The most important days are the race pace days and the long runs, and if I HAVE to miss one of these days, I try to do this in place of the next scheduled rest day or cross-train day. Missing a few of the shorter runs here and there isn’t a big deal, but I really try to stick to this schedule as best I can.

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