2019 Winter Training for Distance Runners

Winter training is vital for runners who want to get better and stay healthy. Below, you will find weekly training plans that are designed to gently increase your mileage through the winter months to help prepare you for the rigors of the outdoor season. This training plan is the framework and practices can be adjusted, if needed. For those who like to run with others, I (Coach Zentz) plan on meeting at 3:30 p.m. every weekday in the upper gym at HHS.

Please check out the indoor meet schedule on the home page and let me know if you’re interested in competing in any of the meets by emailing

NOTE: Any distance runners interested in taking advantage of some winter cross training/conditioning can contact Ethan’s dad, Jin, to take advantage of CrossFit classes at no charge. Classes will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:30-6:30 am. Email Jin at or call 406-202-0460.

2018 Cross Country Season