Training Schedule Terminology???

  • Long Run  Schedule:
    • 12m = 12 miles
    • Exp = Experienced runners (someone coming into the program with a base or some running under the belt)
    • Beg = Beginner runner – someone fairly new to running or training for a half marathon
  • The Daily Schedule:
    • G/Y = Green or Yellow pace groups – runners that do their long runs 9:59 or faster
    • R/O = Red or Orange pace groups – runners that do their long runs between 10:00 – 14:00 min per mile
    • Min = minutes
    • Hmp = half marathon pace
    • 10K = 10k race pace
    • mgp = marathon goal pace
    • x = times
    • wu = warm up
    • cd = cool down
    • @ = at
    • 10×100 strides = 10 sets of run roughly 100 meters at a hard effort, rest for about 30 seconds before turning around and repeating the stride. A stride is not full speed but it is faster than 5K race pace. It is a relaxed fast – think of how you would start a 5K or mile race.
    • Fartlek = Swedish for speed play

1-2x(2, 4, 8, 4, 2)/2 min jog = 1 or 2 sets of (2 min at 10K race pace, 2 min jog easy, 4 min at half marathon race pace, 2 min jog easy, 8 min at marathon race pace….etc.

  • XT = cross training should be easy cross training like easy biking, ellipticle, swimming, aqua jogging, etc. If you decide to do a hard spin class or some other type of cross training that is rigorous like basketball, kickboxing, soccer, etc. then please do that in place of a hard workout on Tuesday or Thursday. Yoga, weight lifting, pilates, etc. are NOT cross training but more strength training.
  • 400 meters = 1 lap around the track or .25 mile
  • 800 meters = 2 laps around the track or .5 mile
  • 1000 meters = 2 and a half laps around the track or .62 miles