After a 44 mile week last week and a 35 mile running week the week before. I figured with 4 weeks to go until the marathon, and a weekend away this weekend, I’d have an easier week this week.
I ran almost 27 miles across 4 runs, with my long run being 12 miles with Fit Girl on Thursday morning before work. That was the day after deadlift strength, which wasn’t ideal and meant my legs were heavy for the run, but it was ok.
Here’s what I did last week:
Mon: Rest (after 20 miles on Sunday)
Tue: AM 4.4M easy PM 4M coaching
Wed: Deadlift Strength
Thu: 12M long / easy
Fri: 6.3M steady
Sat: Rest (11,000 steps, walking)
We’ve been away this weekend, in Dunblane in a nice hotel, chilling and taking it easy. Plenty coffee to wake me up too.
Breakfast was good this morning, fruit then a full scottish breakfast with haggis and everything. Yum.
Here’s what I’m planing next week (bearing in mind I’m away visiting my Dad at the weekend):
Mon: Squat Strength
Tue: 8-10M run
Wed: 5M run + walk
Thu: 5k run (pm: massage)
Sun: 4-5M run
I’ll get the strength session out of the way early on, on a day off from work, quite a few days before my 18 miler on Friday morning. My running should toy up to around 38-40 miles next week.
Thursday night I have a massage with Clare from Fitness Therapy Glasgow. She worked on my back and shoulders mainly last time when I had a really weird nerve / muscle pain in my back which went up to my neck. It seems better now, but I’m sure the massage will do me well.