The early season races are imporant in callousing the athlete for the big races later in the year. In the the early races, we are hoping that you try some differenct race experiences, and that you learn from them.
Getting ready of track spikes, photo by Justin Britton
For 800 meter runners, I suggest that the 400 meters, 600 meters and the 1000 meters. For the milers, I suggest, 800 meters and 1000 meters. For the 3000-5000 meters, I suggest 1500 meters, mile and 2000 meters.
Saturday, January 27, 2018: warm up, race 1k, mile or 800 meters, cooldown, if you do not race, then, two miles on track, sprint straights, jog turns, cooldown. Prefered race distance, 1k one week, 1 mile one week, 2 mile another. cooldown.
Week 2, the beginning of track season
Monday: warm up, 5-6 miles, Holmer Fartlek, go out at good pace, and at half way, increase pace and run back a minute faster than first half, then, 4×150 meter stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday: warm up, 50 minute fartlek, ten times 2 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy, five times, one minute hard, one minute easy, cooldown.
Wednesday: warm up, Easy 55-60 minutes, cooldown, on soft ground
Thursday: warm up, 60 minute fartlek, 20 times 1 minute hard, one minute easy, 10 times 45 seconds hard, 1:15 easy, cooldown
Friday: warm up, 4 -5 miles easy, 4 times 150 meters stride outs, cooldown
Saturday: warm up, race 1k, mile or 800 meters, cooldown, if you do not race, then, two miles on track, sprint straights, jog turns, cooldown. Prefered race distance, 1k one week, 1 mile one week, 2 mile another. cooldown.
Sunday: Relaxed Long run, 65-70 minutes with friends, at pace you can talk. Long runs are all about the socializing and building endurance.