So we are entering the lottery for the Broad Street Run this year! Hopefully, in just 13 weeks we are going to conquer the 10 mile run down the heart of Philadelphia.
The average runner will invest nearly 100 hours training for the Broad Street Run. Fortunately we aren’t average runners, we are CrossFitters.
So don’t worry. We aren’t going to be spending over 7 hours per week running. We’re already building a solid cardiovascular base as we prepare for the CrossFit Open.
But we do need a plan. I’m sure you understand it wouldn’t be a great idea to jump into a 10 mile run with zero preparation.
Here are some of the components of an effective training plan:
- Set a realistic goal. This is important because you need a training plan that aligns with your ability level and does leave you injured, over trained, or frustrated.
- Determine how much time you have to train. Again, be realistic. And don’t replace your CrossFit classes with running. Done correctly, CrossFit and running should complement each other.
- Commit to a schedule. Once you know which days you are running, stay true to the schedule.
- Don’t forget to rest. The body adapts to training during rest. Include adequate rest days to get the most out of your training.
- Write your plan down. This will make it easy to follow and keep you accountable. Or you can follow the Solstice Training Plan.
- Be patient. Progress takes time and too much too fast will result in injury.
If you want to follow our training plan, join our Facebook Group: Solstice Does Broad Street!
Each week we will be posting running workouts and you will be able to interact with the coaches.
Even if you aren’t doing the Broad Street Run you can still join the group and get some running done!