Who is this Plan for?
If you have finished your racing season, be it a marathon or half-marathon events, and you are in the process of planning your upcoming goals, this plan will help you to stay fit for 8 weeks while allowing your body to rest and prepare for the new challenges.
The plan has 2-3 easy runs per week with occasional structured workouts, like sprints, intervals, tempo or steady-state runs.
The last week of the plan includes LTHR/LTP test, so you will know your form baseline after completing it. That will help you adjusting HR/pace zones for starting a race-goal-based plan.
If you won’t make up your mind regarding your next big race, feel free to start over this plan again. Just be sure to update your Threshold pace according to LTHR/LTP test workout results.
The plan is based on a percentage of your calculated Threshold Pace, however, workout descriptions also refer to RPE 1-10 (Rating of Perceived Exertion) scale. RPE will help you evaluate your ‘pace by feel’.
The plan is compatible with Garmin devices so you will have structured workouts delivered straight to your watch when using the AutoSync feature after connecting your TrainingPeaks and Garmin Connect accounts. However, please check your device compatibility in the Garmin/TrainingPeaks website.
Access to Coach
If you will have any questions for this plan, before or after purchasing it, please contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help you. And read the Welcome message before starting. It contains important information about your plan.
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