Here is a sample lactate threshold training week based on the previous lesson’s training plan demo:
The training week consists of 4 ½ hours of training, including an optional 20-minute recovery run that could be replaced with a day off, recovery walk, or yoga if further recovery is needed.
There are two LT cruise interval workouts during the week with a recovery day between them. The third key workout is the weekend long run. There is a recovery day and a rest day before the subsequent week’s schedule begins, providing recovery between the training weeks.
Advanced endurance athletes may opt for back-to-back days with LT cruise intervals, followed by 1-2 recovery days. If trying this, schedule the harder of the two workouts on the first day.