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June 1, 2012

the seven p's

Prior proper planning prevents piss-poor performance.

May was all about getting back into the swing of things and I'm running 25-30 mpw with little protest from my body. And so, my summer plan:

June
Get faster. Add in tempo runs, hill workouts and keep mileage around 35-40 per week. Be able to fit into pre-PE clothes. (Six months sans workouts put me up 7lbs and down a whole lot of muscle. It might not sound like a lot but it's approximately 5% of my body weight. Biggest Loser contestants don't even lose that in a week.) 

July
Begin to follow a 5K-specific workout plan- aka get even faster- while staying healthy and keeping weekend runs on the long-ish side. Here is a 5K plan that I found in an old issue of Running Times.


August
There's a 5K in early August that I'd really like to be the site of my new 5K PR. My old one is a little dusty. We'll call that my Goal Race for these next few months.

After August, I'll shift my focus to half marathon training and look for a race in November/December. Warm climate preferred. Suggestions? 


PS- I guest posted today over on I Think I Can Fitness. Head over there to read all my best tips for your first race. 

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