Reply To: Olympic Training Plan + Cherry Blossom

David Eng

Hey Amanda:

On our end, NTP doesn’t provide training plans for other races.  But if you want to modify the OLY/SPRINT training plan towards Cherry Blossom, I would suggest (A) adding 1 more run per week for the first 4 week training period, or (B) making your 2 run workouts/week longer than the ones schedules on the training plan, depending on your current fitness level and making sure you follow the 10% rule.  However, with Option A, if you add 1 more run, you should delete 1 strength workout/week.  Otherwise you will run the risk of over-training and causing injury when you do strength, followed by a run back to back.  You can still do the core workout though 2x a week.

-David Eng