Weeks 1 and 2:
Fall Training Begins
You'll start on the road to a good fall of training with a long run, a tempo run, and some moderately paced runs. Don't worry about pace in these first two weeks; just get out there, have some fun, and get into the habit of regular running. Workouts always begin with a warmup, some gentle stretching of major muscle groups, and light jogging. Repeat for your cool-down. If you have not trained over the summer, those races in September and late August are going to hurt, no way around it. Just be patient, and remember the big stuff comes later in the season.
Week One of Twenty
Monday, August 22, 2016: Warm up; 5 miles easy running; cool down.