Monday, 23 April 2012

18 month plan

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, April 23, 2012 with 2 comments
On Friday I posted my pattern for the next six months, but I also have an 18 month plan leading up to the next Australian Masters Games in Geelong, October 2013. When I'm 65. Incidentally, I will have to keep improving to be competitive in that age-group! The plan is simple:

nowSep 2012focus on long running
Oct 2012Feb 2013focus on many 3k/5k races
Mar 2013Jun 2013longer running again
Jul 2013Oct 2013specific 5k training

At the Games I expect to enter just an 8k cross country and a 5k track. If there is a Half Marathon on the program, I will enter that as well.

Meanwhile, even though I am focusing on longer running this winter, I will still race on many weekends, on either Saturday or Sunday, in place of a speed session. I can get to some of the High Noon meets this summer, where I shall run the 3000m which is certain to be on the program each week. The first such is 6 May.

Coming Events Week 17 of 2012:
Tuesday 24 April 4:00pm *Dickson Oval long run
Tuesday 24 April 5:30pm *Dickson Oval speedygeese training
Thursday 26 April 12:15pm BBQ Stakes 6k Woden (not Wednesday this week)
Thursday 26 April 4:30pm *Parliament House early run
Thursday 26 April 5:30pm *Parliament House speedygeese training
Friday 27 April 12:15pm Customs 5k Commonwealth Park
Saturday 28 April 8:00am *Acton Ferry Terminal long run
Saturday 28 April 1:00pm YCRC North Lyneham 6.2k
Sunday 29 April 9:00am *ACTVAC Handicap, Majura (Antill St)
* = I expect to attend


  1. October 2013 eh? Can I plan for a 20:13 5000 that far out?