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Meet Me Downtown 5K & 1 Mile Final Training Week

This is the week of the race, commonly known as “taper” week.  The goal of tapering for a race is to feel your freshest on race day.   You must run enough to feel peppy  but not so much that you feel tired.  This fine balance can be achieved by running a little less than normal

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TMC MMD 5K & 1 Mile Training Week 4

This is week 4!  This is the last week of training before race week and taper time.  By now maybe you are feeling like you’re in a groove?  Maybe the runs are even feeling slightly more comfortable?  I always like to say that becoming a runner is a matter of getting comfortable being uncomfortable because,

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TMC MMD 5K & 1 Mile Training Week 3

Welcome to week 3!  There are 2 weeks left until virtual race weekend.  As usual, it gets hot around this time of year.  Be safe and more comfortable by doing your runs in the mornings before 9:00 AM, or in the evenings after 5:00 PM.  Make sure to sip on water throughout the day.  If

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TMC MMD 5k & 1 Mile Training: Week 2

Welcome to week 2!  I really like to use the “introduce, improve, perfect” training model.  This means you will see 3 similar effort sessions 3 weeks in a row.  This gives you the opportunity to feel progress.  First and foremost, your runs should start to feel easier, if not faster.  Second, you’ll get more comfortable

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TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K & 1 Mile Training Plans

It’s May!  Time to sharpen up for the MMD 5K or 1 Mile race on the weekend of June 5-7.  Here are some training ideas to keep you motivated.  Get out early and get these done before it gets too hot.  I recommend going out between 6-7 AM.  I promise you’ll enjoy it more and

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Workout of the Week

WOG Workout for the Week of March 25

Tuesday Speed Workout (on your own) The Middle WorkoutBy distance:1 Mile @ Tempo pace + 800 easy +2 x 800 @ 10K pace + 400 easy after each + 1 Mile @ Tempo pace.or… By time:8 min. @ Tempo + 4 min. easy +2 x 4 min. @ 10K + 2 min. easy after each + 8

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