Threshold Training Cycle – Microcycle 1 – Saturday
Run 8 miles
Plank for an 8 min total
This is one of the first longer runs in a while. It’s meant to be really easy. The time moving is more important than distance. From this point forward running will start to take a more prevalent role in the training cycles. Despite the evils that are spouted about LSD (Long Slow Distance), running is a skill that needs to be practiced through repetition, and aerobic fitness needs to be built through aerobic activities, so, while you may call it evil, it’s still necessary.
For the planks, try to stay up as long as possible, start in the front plank, go as long as possible, and right before you fail, roll to a side, stay as long as possible, roll to the other side, and then back to front, staying in each position until just before failure. Go for 8 minutes. If you really can’t stay up, stop the time for when you are not in a position and start the time again when you are back up, try to not rest for more then 30 seconds.