Winter Base Miles for Runners - Intermediate-Advanced 45-60m per week

Average Weekly Training Hours 05:02
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 05:02
Training Load By Week

Winter Base Miles for Runners 40-60 miles per week

Author: Mike Ricci, USAT Triathlon Level 3 Coach
Starts:
Anytime
Length: 10 Weeks
Time: 40 hours

This program should be used for an athlete whose goal is to build up off-season miles and has a good running base in the past 8-12 weeks. You should be able to run 30 miles per week when starting this plan. The schedule consists of 5-6 runs per week and is run specific. Most weeks have 50-62 miles of running per week with the maximum volume being 62 miles at the peak. This plan can be used by time or miles, your choice! We’ll guide you every step of the way with a detailed plan and free complimentary access to our D3 Message Forum.

Our programs are designed for the age group athlete who has a busy life with a full time job, a family and / or other responsibilities.

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Years of coaching experience goes into the design of our plans! USA Triathlon Elite Coach Mike Ricci has designed these plans with his twenty years of coaching expertise. Mike has written the training plans for our Age Group World Teams seven times and coached of the University of Colorado Triathlon team to 4 consecutive National Championships. Mike’s passion is getting you to the finish line and having an enjoyable experience along the way.

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During the training plan, there is testing every few weeks throughout the program to test your fitness level so you can re-adjust your HR Zones if you train with a HRM. If you don’t train with a HRM, that’s fine as the tests are still good training and you can measure improvement based on time.

Most importantly, purchase of this program includes complimentary access to the D3 Forum at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.

If you have questions about the plan, please feel free to email Coach Mike Ricci at any time: Mike@D3Multisport.com and check out our website at: www.D3Multisport.com.

Sample Day 2
0:55:00
6mi
Run 30' TT: 55 min

After 15 minute warm up, stretch, then run 5x100m strides, with a walk back to the start. Then you are going to run for 30 minutes as hard as you can for the entire 30 minutes. Think of this as a 'best effort' test/race. This can be run on track the or measured course (flat). Record the pace and avg HR and get a 10 minute cool down.

Sample Day 3
1:00:00
8mi
Endurance

Run on a flat course or treadmill. Keep HR in Zone 1-2, no higher than the top of Z2. Include 2x 15' of running at 20 beats below LT from run test. Recovery is 5' in Zone 1. Think about running like a Kenyan - smooth and efficient! Stretch when done and add in Core 1, 2 or 3. This run should be between 60-90' long depending on fitness level. Easy running is done at (EP, 6 RPE, Z2)

Sample Day 4
0:30:00
4mi
Endurance

OPTIONAL RUN: Run on a flat course or treadmill. Keep HR in Zone 1-2, no higher than the top of Z2. Think about running like a Kenyan - smooth and efficient! Stretch when done and add in Core 1-6. This run can be 30'-90' long depending on fitness level. Easy running is done at (EP, 6 RPE, Z2)

Sample Day 6
0:30:00
4mi
AeT - :30

Run on a flat course or treadmill. 10' Z1, then 10' at Z2 (about 20 bpm below LT) and then 10' Z1. RPE: Z1 = 5/66, Z2 = 6, Z3 = 7. Pace: Z1 = E Pace, Z2 = L Pace, and Z3 = M Pace. Stretch when done and add in one of the Core Workouts (1-6) from the D3 Resources page: http://d3multisport.com/category/strength-training/

Sample Day 7
1:35:00
13mi
AeT - workout 6 - 1:35

Run on a flat course or treadmill. 15' Z1, then 3x20' at Z2 (about 20 bpm below LT), with an easy 5' Z1 in between and then 10' Z1. RPE: Z1 = 5/66, Z2 = 6, Z3 = 7. Pace: Z1 = E Pace, Z2 = L Pace, and Z3 = M Pace. Stretch when done and add in one of the Core Workouts (1-6) from the D3 Resources page: http://d3multisport.com/category/strength-training/

Sample Day 9
1:15:00
10.5mi
Easy

Run on a flat course or treadmill. Keep HR in Zone 1-2, no higher than the top of Z2. Include 2x 20' of running at 20 beats below LT from run test. Recovery is 5' in Zone 1. Think about running like a Kenyan - smooth and efficient! Stretch when done and add in Core 1-6. This run should be between 75-90' long depending on fitness level. Easy running is done at (EP, 6 RPE, Z2)

Sample Day 10
0:40:00
5.5mi
Form: strides and skips

Run 40' - Warm up for at least 10' before the first stride. Run 8x30 left foot strikes - time should be between 19-21". In between each stride you will skip 40 times back to the start - take short rest and repeat. Cool-down with at least 5' easy jog (Zone 1).

Michael Ricci
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D3 MULTISPORT, INC

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