"running.competitor.com" published an interesting article entitled "How often should you run?"
"The recommended range is three to 14 times per week. Here’s how to choose the right number for you..." (continued at this link)
It’s tricky though when you do other activities as well as running. For instance, the minimum training for a serious triathlete might be three swims (e.g. a form and drills day, a hard interval day, and a long day) three runs (e.g. a hill sprint day, a long interval day, and a long run day), three bike rides (one of them very long), plus gym work and stretching, all in one week, while scheduling one easy rest or recovery day. Twelve sessions a week seems quite reasonable when you factor in cross training and supplementary training. Worth thinking about as we plan our training patterns into the new year. Do have that one rest day though.
My goals for 2012 should probably be no harder than my goals for 2011. 2012 goals will include:
- Run my first (and last) 50k ultra in April 2012
- Turn 64 in May 2012
- Run a 5000m in 20:12 sometime in 2012
- Total kms for 2012 20.12 x 200 = 4024km
- Run a Half Marathon in my PB (70:06) + 20:12 = 90:18 sometime in 2012
When the rivers ran
North Canberra flooding a few days ago. Half way through December and we haven't had a day with a maximum temperature anywhere near the December average. Nice for running!