Base training

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09/07/2014 at 20:05

I've started a "Base Training" phase and am aiming to increase my mileage from about 25 miles a week to 35 miles a week.  I'm about 2 weeks into the phase, which I expect to last about 3 months.

Is it a good idea to keep doing the 5K ParkRun during this phase?  As I increase my mileage, my legs feel more tired so I imagine my ParkRun time will be slower  than normal!



09/07/2014 at 22:11
If you have tired legs then it may not be worth doing them flat out.
But a good 5k blast every couple if weeks won't do any harm.
What does the rest of your running week look like during this base building phase?
09/07/2014 at 22:17


Most days it's roughly a 45 minute run (medium-slow) and then a long slow run of 2 hours on a Sunday.


09/07/2014 at 22:19
As long as all the rest of your runs are run at an easy pace then one 5k at pace a week shouldn't interfere too much.
Just don't expect to PB every week.

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