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    Posted by Colleen Yoo on July 31, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Hello! I have been in Africa for 2 weeks and therefore purchased the 14 week training plan that I will use for NYC. That said, the plan starts tomorrow! I am hoping to run a local 10K this Saturday but that kind of “messes” with the start of the plan. Can I adjust my first week to look like this? (Monday-Sunday) 6/4/6/2-4/race day would be 2 m WU and then race 6.2 for the same amount of miles as the plan suggest? Or, do you suggest skipping the race?

    Luke Humphrey replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Luke Humphrey

    Administrator
    August 1, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    I am not seeing what the adjustments would be? However, my biggest concern would be how long you would now make the segment? How long have you been training? It could be pretty tough to just basically train for one segment, race, jump right into a marathon segment with no down time.

    • Colleen Yoo

      Member
      August 1, 2022 at 6:07 pm

      Sorry if my message was confusing. I have been doing 5K races all summer. I took a break for two weeks while in Africa. I was maintaining 25-30 miles per week prior to our trip. I started week 1 of 14 weeks today. The 14 week plan suggests that I do 2x2s on Thursday. The original 14 week plan looks like this: Monday-4/Tuesday-6/Wed-off/Thurs-2x2s/Friday-4/Satuday-4/Sunday-8. I was thinking I can do Monday-6/Tuesday-4/Wednesaday-6/Thursday-4/Frday-shakeout/Saturday-8 total to include the warmup and the 10k and then take Sunday off.

      • Luke Humphrey

        Administrator
        August 3, 2022 at 11:53 am

        Ah ok. I think that’d be fine then