Pooch to Pavement 5k Running Training Schedule
Two weeks in, six weeks to go in our Pooch to Pavement 5K Training Plan for the GlowDOGGlow 5K race in September. If you’ve been following the plan for the past two weeks, you and your pooch should be gaining confidence and endurance. Besides bonding with your loyal companion in a new and fun way, both of you should feel comfortable running a steady pace for several minutes at a time. Your dog should also be mastering leash running and responding to your verbal and physical commands.
In our Week 2 plan, we encouraged you to run between 0.75 miles -1.5 miles during each 30-minute session. This week, we’ll be keeping session lengths at 30 minutes, but increasing endurance by running for longer durations. Finish the week off strong by adding a 1-minute sprint at the end of Session 3!
By intensifying the pace, your mileage should increase to 1.5 miles – 2.5 miles for each session. Because it’s been so hot and humid lately, each session includes a 1-minute mid-workout water break for both you and your dog to rehydrate and stay replenished for the second part of your workout.
New to training? Don’t forget to start out slow and visit your veterinarian to get specific training advice for your dog’s age, breed, physical health, and personality.