I’m trying to cram a Level 2 5k plan into just the weekdays. I am about to do the final run of week 1, but the way I did it pretty much wore me out this week, and I don’t think it’s sustainable. Here’s what I did.
Move the Saturday run (RF25) to Monday
Kept strength session on Monday
Move the Monday recovery run (RRe12) to Tuesday (as a double)
Moved the Thursday run (RF29) to Wednesday and kept the RF25 as a double
Moved the Friday run (RFF48) to Thursday and kept the strength session
Moved the Sunday Run to Friday
I was getting up at 4:15 to get the morning runs done and doing the afternoon session after work. By Thursday I was exhausted from lack of sleep. No longer have the option to train on the weekends, so I’m wondering what the best course of action would be moving forward. I thought about extending the runs to an hour and not doubling, but that’s basically what the plan ends at so I’m not really building if I do that. Just a little lost on how to do this.
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