Many of our CFE members as well as regular gym members will go out and run the Go! St. Louis or other half/full marathons in 2013.
Traditionalists will have you running 3 miles, 2-3 times per week during the week, with an ever-increasing long run on the weekend. While this is a tried and true way to “survive” the event, it isn’t the best approach to PR’ing it!
With CFE, we concentrate on work that will make you faster; in the pool, on the bike, and on the shoes. If you are training on your own, check out the CFE section of the main site Workout of the Day. You will find recommended work everyday for you.
You will never find, “go run 5 miles”. If its a 5 mile run, it is a time trial, and you should be recording your results, just like in class. You can’t improve on what you don’t know, you have to know!
Enjoy your training. Hopefully the weather turns here soon and outdoor training is more conveniently accomplished.