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Hill Module for Short Races Training Plan Level 3


This plan is designed for runners that are focused on racing the 800-10k distance. This plan is perfect for transitioning into after a base plan.

This 6-week hill module plan is perfect for when you have a few weeks before your race plan starts or want/need to get better at running hills. Use it to develop bettter hill running technique and to build your aerobic capacity (VO2max), leg strength and lactic acid tolerance. Before starting, you should be able to run 30-45 minutes on your regular runs and at least 60 minutes on your long runs. The training includes a weekly hill repeat session and supplementary workouts to boost your overall fitness (shown in sample week).

Weekly mileage = 27-35 miles per week (43-56 kilometers per week)*
*based on an average training pace of 9:00 min/mi (5:30 min/km)
NOTE: Each run includes a range of duration/distance and pace so actual mileage may vary.

For each and every run, I’ll provide the exact pace range for each run/workout (integrated from the McMillan Running Calculator) and will advance the paces as you progress through the training plan so you are always optimally challenged. I’m also making your plan really flexible so it can flow with your life. You can easily move runs around based on your life schedule.

In addition to the run training, I’m also going to have you perform my Runner’s Core Routine and Form Drills routines. These “”prehab”” programs are included with your plan and build you into a strong, supple, injury-resistant runner.

Runs/Week: 4-6. Key/Hard Workouts/Week: 1-2.

Need more weeks? Suggested Training Cycle:
-Rebuild Fitness Training Plan 8 weeks (opt.)
-Base Training Plan 8 weeks
-Pre-Race Training Module [Hills, Stamina, Speed] 6 weeks
-Race-Specific Training Plan 12-16 weeks

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