This last week has been ok.
Wk21 consisted of 2 runs, 1 strength workout, 3 rest days and I have another run planned for Saturday.
Mon: 12 mile run
Wed: Chest, shoulders, arms, plyo
Thu: 5M easy run
Sat: Run (not sure how far, easy though)
Sun: Rest and maybe a walk in the park if it’s nice.
I didn’t get much sleep on Wednesday or Thursday night (2 hrs & 5 hrs) so I decided an run on Thursday night and an early morning strength workout (legs, back and plyo) might not be a good idea.
I caught an extra hour and a half sleep on Friday morning instead of going to the gym. I did try to get up at 6:15am, but I just sat on the edge of the bed in the dark, and decided the only place I should be was horizontal. Sleep is good. :-)
Over the next week I’m going to make sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep and make sure I’m in bed for 10 (my usual bedtime especially when I’m up early to train).
I’ve been doing 3 sets of 12 reps with my weights and I’m staring to get a little bored of it so I’m going to take a week off strength work next week and concentrate more on my running.
Then the week after I’ll pick my strength workouts up again and do 5 sets of 5 reps of heavy weights. Mix it up a bit.
It’s 5 weeks to the barrathon, so it’ll be one week of base building running, then 4 of strength work and running. :-) keeping up the long runs once a week and mixing them in with 2 easy runs and 2 strength.
Saturday mornings are out for a few weeks as I’m teaching swimming or on the Jog Scotland Running Coach course. In fact I think I’m gonig to take a look at my training plan and update it in the next few days :-)