With 13 weeks to go to the Belfast marathon I posted my training plan which includes 3 runs a week, 2 swims a week and 1 strength training session as cross training. I’ll ditch the strength work and one swim a week if I’m tired and in need of rest / recovery instead.
Long runs will be done either on Thursday morning before work, or at the weekend.
Here’s what I did last week:
Mon: Rest day (4.4M walking).
Tue: 9.5M run
Wed: Rest (3.0M walking).
Thu: 5.1M run
Fri: Rest (2.4M walking).
Sat: 14.5M run
Sun: Rest / Swimming teaching.
9.8M walking 🙂
A pure running, walking and rest week. No strength work or swimming! Just what I needed to remind me I’m back to training for a marathon. Plus a few good walks too.
On Tuesday afternoon after running my second longest run of the year, by about 3pm my legs were a little tender and needing stretched. Usually I’d be fine with a wee 9 mile run, but I need to get my legs up to this and take it easy when I’m running long.
On Saturday, we did a good steady run – 14.5 miles up lots of hills, 10 minute miling, comfortable for me with my HR at 139 on average. My legs were fine the next day and I was just a little tired on Sunday.
I’ve chosen to have a rest morning today, and run wi Fit Girl tonight instead if strength work this morning. I need to get ready for work anyway. 🙂 (food prep).
Here’s what I’m planning on next week:
My boss should be back after around 5 weeks off today, so work should ease off soon. Phew! Lots and lots to catch up on!