August has always been an exciting time of year for me. My birthday. Going to college. Football season. Cooler temperatures (hopefully). Moving to Memphis, moving to Austin, moving to Tulsa. It’s also usually the time I start training for fall races and I much prefer fall races to winter or springtime events.
And it’s just now that time to train for the fall half marathon here in Tulsa. Route 66 race is on November 23 this year and puts us a perfect 15 weeks out to get started! Here is the mileage plan for the first week of training.
Runnin’ Fools operates on the model of running three times per week together from Foolish Things Coffee company, and one time on your own schedule. You may also swap out that fourth run for a cross training day in the pool or on a bike.
Week 1 Mileage
Run 1: 2.5 miles
Run 2: 2 mile circuit (we’ll meet at the track for this)
Run 3: 2.5 easy (this one is on your own)
Long run: Timed 5k
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare – Juma Ikangaa, Boston Marathoner
Stay tuned for updates from the group, more info on the specific types of runs and training groups. It’s not too late to join us for fun, group support, t-shirts and discounted goodies from Foolish Things 🙂 I’ve done all the leg work putting a mileage calendar together for the entire season, mapping out the routes and will provide knuckle bumps and ass kicks along the way – me and the Fools would love to have you! Email or comment for pricing options and different packages.
Schedule from the Shop
We run Tuesday and Thursday mornings from Foolish Things (unless Coach has a different plan that week) and Saturdays for our long runs. Stay tuned for info on a FREE SOCIAL RUN.