5 weeks to go to the LNM

With 5 weeks to go until the Loch Ness marathon, and I think my training is going well. A good mixture of rest, running and everything else. 🙂

Fit Girl is on track and uninjured too.

Here’s what I’ve done in the last 3 weeks in training for the Loch Ness marathon:

3 August
Mon: 4.6M run, Strength 1
Tue: Rest (6M walking)
Wed: 5M run
Thu: 7.4M run
Fri: Rest
Sat: 18M run (3M fast finish)
Sun: Rest (gardening strength)

10 August
Mon: Rest
Tue: Rest (6M walk) – Ed Fest
Wed: Rest (6M walk) – Ed Fest
Thu: 6.2M run
Fri: Rest
Sat: Rest (gardening)
Sun: 14M run (& gardening strength)

17 August
Mon: Run
Tue: AM 6.5M Run, PM Massage
Wed: Rest
Thu: 10k Run
Fri: Rest (garden for an hour)
Sat: 22M long run
Sun: Rest

Not all that much running in fact, but 2-3 runs a week and long runs each week (and a bit of strength and a massage).

Here’s my long run plan:
10/8 – 14 FF (last 4)
17/8 – 22
24/8 – 11
31/8 – 20 FF (last 4)
7/9 – 18 Simulator
14/9 – 13 FF (last 3)
21/9 – 26.2 LNM

Here’s the plan for the remaining weeks before the Loch Ness Marathon:

24 August
Mon: Rest
Tue: 13.1M run
Wed: Strength 2 (PM work event)
Thu: Run
Fri: 11M long run (on leave)
Sat: Rest (holiday!)
Sun: Rest

31 August
Mon: Rest
Tue: Rest
Wed: Run + Strength 1
Thu: Run
Fri: Rest
Sat: 20M long run
Sun: Rest

7 Sep
Mon: Strength 2 or rest
Tue: Run (back at work)
Wed: Rest (Edinburgh)
Thu: Run
Fri: Rest or Strength 1
Sat: 18M long run
Sun: Rest

14 Sep
Mon: Strength 2 or rest
Tue: Run
Wed: Strength 1
Thu: Run
Fri: Rest
Sat: 13M long run
Sun: Rest

21 Sep
Mon: Strength 2
Tue: Run
Wed: Rest
Thu: Run
Fri: Rest
Sat: Rest
Sun: 26.2 miles Loch Ness marathon

My weight is ok, it’s dropped about 6lbs in the last month or so – I think mainly from changing my breakfast to 3 scrambled eggs a day (and maybe the long runs too).

(130lbs / 12.9% body fat – with scales on ‘athlete mode’).

My ‘racing weight’ is about 124, but I don’t think I’ll be ‘racing’ Loch Ness so I’m not too concerned about what happens there. Nice to see it go down for the first time in a while though.

See here for more about how to get to your ‘Racing Weight’:


My tummy is now rumbling after my long run effort today so I’m going to treat myself to dinner and a pudding I think. Yum.

Oh and my miles running year to date is just on target for me to run 2015 km in 2015, despite having most of may off running. 🙂 we’ll see what happens there.

If I’m lucky I might get to pace the great Scottish half marathon the week after the marathon too, but we’ll see with that too. 🙂

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