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There are two things I would like to train for; first is a 1.5 mile run on a treadmill, followed by press-ups and sit ups (fitness test for armed forces); the second is a 7.5km xc run in January (county champs).
I would love to be able to do well in the xc run, rather than coming last by miles. I wouldnt expect to win for a few reasons: 1) There are lots of younger people in my age group 2) I am no long distance runner, and have no talent for it whatsoever 3) I havent got time to put in the training to achived required time (30 mins!), and need to be able to do the run on the treadmill as well. However, I would like to have a go at the xc, and not come last and get beaten by all the grannies.
I can train in the gym during the week, and out running at the weekend. Runs outside during the week are a no go for a number of reasons: 1) I need to be able to run on a treadmill for the fitness test 2) Its not safe out running in my rural area, in the dark, on my own 3) I cant go "club" running, as I do not get on with the local one, and the one I am a member of is miles away from home.
I am just about to embark on a new training regime, I think of the following:
Mon Day off (too busy in gym!)
Tues Easy run on treadmill - distance to be built up over the weeks
Weds Circuit training class at local gym
Thurs Interval session on treadmill - time and speeds to be built up
Fri Practise fitness test or circuit training session
Sat Pratise fitness test if not done on friday, kettlebells and pilates class at local gym
Sun Go out for run, increasing distance and speed over the weeks.
Any comments? Does this look reasonable?