Just a short while ago I wrote on the importance of utilizing the Easy/Hard Principle of Running when planning out your weekly schedule, and I wanted to show you all how I myself have used the Easy/Hard Principle of Running to plan out my weekly workout schedule.
After filling in which days of the week would be my hard days, which would be my easy days, and which would be my rest day I went forward with filling in workouts for each day. First, I fit in my long run because I always do that on a weekend. That only left two hard workouts spots for the week. I really enjoy Orange Theory Fitness classes because of their mix of strength training and speed work and they definitely count as hard days so I filled in my two Orange Theory classed on my last remaining hard days. Then, I had my three easy days left to worry about. I filled in two easy runs and put in an easy bike ride the day after my long run (to give my legs a bit of a break). Have you filled out your weekly workout schedule using the Easy/Hard Principle of Running yet?
Let me know –
Do you practice the easy/hard principle?
Do you allow yourself a rest day every week?