North Face Endurance Challenge Training

There are only 5 weeks left until November Project takes over the podium at the California Championship of the North Face Endurance Challenge Series. I will be running 2 10k legs of the marathon relay, the course for which includes a roughly 2.5 mile hill. So needless so say I have some training to do. I started running 3-4 times a week about 5 weeks ago but have had a few setbacks which have had me mostly sidelined for the past couple weeks. I have been doing a lot of strengthening though and am feeling fit and healthy going into this week. Having a healthy foundation for Boston training is my primary goal but I still want to have a good showing in Marin in December. I am going to be running mostly based on feel and time, not on pace and distance and am still trying to avoid running multiple days in a row. With that in mind here is my training plan for the next 5 weeks:

Week of November 3

Monday: Run 30 minutes at easy pace, hot power yoga

Tuesday: 40 minute Reformer Pilates Class

Wednesday: November Project in the am, North Face Speed Workout in the evening (15 minute warm up, 6 x 800, 15 minute cool down)

Thursday: Core Power Yoga SF Grand Opening Class

Friday: November Project Hills – 30 minutes of Hills

Saturday: Long Trail Run – 8 Miles @ Tilden Lone Oak Hill

Sunday: Core Power Restorative Yoga

Week of November 10

Monday: Run 40 minutes easy, hot power yoga

Tuesday: Barre Class

Wednesday: November Project in the am, North Face Speed Workout in the evening (15 minute warm up, 6 x 800, 15 minute cool down)

Thursday: Barry’s Bootcamp Hard Core Abs

Friday: November Project Hills – 30 minutes of Hills

Saturday: Off / The Hunt

Sunday: Long Trail Run – 9 Miles @ Marin Headlands, Core Power Restorative Yoga

Week of November 17

Monday: Barry’s Bootcamp Ams & Abs in the am, North Face strength training in the pm

Tuesday:  30 min Run – comfortable pace , Power Yoga

Wednesday: November Project in the am, North Face Speed Workout in the evening (15 minute warm up, 6 x 800, 15 minute cool down)

Thursday: Reformer Pilates Class

Friday: November Project Hills – 40 minutes of Hills

Saturday: Long trail Run – 10 Miles @ Joaquin Miller park

Sunday: Off

Week of November 24

Monday: Run 45 Minutes easy pace, hot power yoga

Tuesday: Barre Class

Wednesday: November Project in the am, North Face Speed Workout in the evening (15 minute warm up, 6 x 800, 15 minute cool down)

Thursday: Thanksgiving 30 minute run

Friday: November Project Hills – 30 minutes of Hills

Saturday: Long trail Run – 12 Miles @ Marin Headlands

Sunday: Off – Core Power Restorative Yoga

Week of December 1

Monday: Run 45 Minutes easy pace

Tuesday: Barry’s Bootcamp

Wednesday: November Project in the am, North Face Speed Workout in the evening (15 minute warm up, 6 x 800, 15 minute cool down)

Thursday: Power Yoga

Friday: November Project Hills – shakeout run / rest

Saturday: 20 minute shakeout run

Sunday: RACE

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