100 Miles in June Challenge
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With the cancellation or postponement of most races due to COVID-19, staying motivated has been difficult. Like many others, I’ve found it easy to slip into bad habits during this strange time, like overeating, binge-watching, sleeping at irregular times and durations, and avoiding exercise. Without a specific target to aim for, most of us are unsure of how to move forward with our training (lacking direction, can in turn be a catalyst for negative thoughts during difficult times in training).
Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. They are encouraging, motivating and positive signs of forward progress towards your longer term goals (whether that might involve a 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, or ultramarathon). Setting new personal goals over the next few weeks keeps us motivated and working on a short-term accomplishment until things subside.
This training program works to build your base mileage while focusing on speed and strength training to improve your overall pace. Built for intermediate to advance runners, this plan tackles roughly 20 -25 miles per week with structured intervals, peaking at a maximum mileage of 7 miles in week three.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
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Day Off x1
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Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices: