Hi all, I'm a C25K graduate (last August) and have given myself a huge challenge to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research. I've decided to run the year that is 2018kms in 2018. The basic rules are I have to run a minimum 5k for a run to count and the warm up/down walking elements don't count towards my kms.
In November I reached 10k and since then my max distance has been 16km. But here's the rub, I have done a total of 125km in January and that was hard. But for the rest of the year I have to do 172km each month to reach my target. I want to do it safely of course, but I cannot find any training plans that seem helpful. Most focus on one specific event such as a HM or marathon, whereas my target is consistent, heavy kms week on week, all year.
Does anyone have any helpful advice or idea of a plan, that would be good to follow. A slight complication is that from April to October I am in Italy and the temperatures are high ( in and around 35-40 in summer) I have no expectation of doing the kms with speed - typically I average from 6:30 per km on shorter runs to 8:00 per km on my longer ones.
So far I am sticking to running every other day and understand that it is safe to do 'streak' running after a year of running regularly.
Any help would be most appreciated
Thanks a lot