*Note: Before beginning this training program, a runner should be able to comfortably complete a 3-mile run without stopping.
• Easy: Run a comfortable, conversational pace. Rest: No running or activity. Let your body recover between training sessions.
• Strides: A series of 20-second accelerations completed after a run at slightly faster than 5K race pace.
• X-training, or cross-training: Alternative aerobic exercise of 30 to 60 minutes in duration in the form of swimming, spinning, elliptical, or weight training.
Plan written by Mario Fraioli