Canadian runner Katrina Blanch shares her schedule for staying fit

Katrina Blanch, a member of the 2007 Canadian mountain running team, has a basic training schedule that she tweaks depending on the length and timing of her next race. But take note: she doesn’t time any of her workouts. “I don’t think [times] are always representative of your effort on that day,” she says. “Each day brings about its own challenges and advantages. I aim for consistency in effort to measure my quality of performance. This keeps the enjoyment in the racing for me.”

Monday: Off day or easy jog, bike or yoga

Tuesday: Tempo run, 14-21 km (trail or road)

Wednesday: Easy run, 10-12 km (trail or road)

Thursday: Speed training, trail intervals (10-15 km total)

Friday: Off day, yoga

Saturday: Speed training, track intervals (10-15 km total)

Sunday: Long even trail run (18-35 km)
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