8 Week Threshold Development
The goal of this training plan is to increase time at threshold and VO2 throughout the weeks. Weekly volume will stay relatively consistent with only an increase in intensity serving to create change. Athletes should be prepared for 5-6 days/week running with 25-40 miles/week volume. Emphasis each week will be on key threshold or VO2 sets. Base runs are meant to maintain volume and help athletes recover. Do not over exceed easy run paces. At the end of these 8 weeks, please perform a 5k test. If your threshold pace changed, you should see new zones and be able to re-apply this training plan if more threshold work is desired.