Sunday, October 4, 2009

Why I hate cutback weeks

This morning I finished up my "long" run for my last cutback week before the Augusta Half Marathon. I've decided that I hate cutback weeks. Why? In a word: BORING. In four words: Same. Pace. Every. Run. You don't get to mix it up during a cutback week, every single run is at LSD pace. To me, there's just no challenge. I much prefer a regular training week, with a tempo run or a brutal 4x1600 workout, a nice long run, and a whole bunch of base mileage sprinkled in. I realize why cutback weeks are necessary, but that doesn't mean I have to like them. Anyways, here's what next week's schedule looks like.

Monday - off
Tuesday - 3 miles easy
Wednesday - 3 miles easy
Thursday - 1 mile warm-up, 4xMile @ 9:00 w/ .5 recovery, 1 mile warm-down
Friday - 3 miles easy
Saturday - off
Sunday - 11 miles LSD

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