Wk23 into Wk24

Last week I had a good balance of exercise and rest… 3 runs including a long easy run and a 10k race… 2 Strength sessions and 2 rest days.

Work was really busy and I was doing long days, so Saturday, a day of rest, was welcome. Time out… out for breakfast, in the garden and out and about. Sunday was race day, but I was careful to relax and not do much the rest of the day.

In the afternoon on Sunday, we went to the Big Feed just along the road, where I had a tasty venison cheese burger and a wee treat whilst we enjoyed the atmosphere. £2 to get in, then food, drink and ice cream for how ever much it cost. My burger was just what I needed after the 10k.

So here’s what I did last week:

Mon: Squat Strength
Tue: 4M easy
Wed: Rest
Thu: 9.5M
Fri: Strength
Sat: Rest
Sun: 10k race

I felt ok after the 10k, my calves were a little tight but I felt ok this morning. My average HR was 168 / max 182… so pretty high… for 47 minutes. I walked plenty on top of that too. Today I thought about strength training this morning, but realistically I knew rest would be best.

I was in work early, and felt a little tired with my vision a little blurry. A clear sign that a Rest day was the right choice.

I’ll get an early night tonight, and as long as I’m feeling ok tomorrow, here’s what I’m planning this week:

Mon: Rest
Tue: Strength 1/8
Wed: 5k Bridges easy
Thu: AM Strength 2/8, PM Coaching (hill)
Fri: AM Coaching (hills)
Sat: Coaching (long run)
Sun: Rest

Work will be another busy one, this week and next, and I’m finding getting up early to train, along with regular rest days, a nice balance to help me deal with it all. I seem to be getting enough sleep too, so fingers crossed that stays the same.

All good. 👍🏻

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