Wk10 into Wk11

Last weeks training started off well, then I needed some rest at the weekend. I’d done three runs and 3 strength sessions and felt fine until Sunday, then day 1 of my cycle with a lot of cramps, and I needed to take it easy for a day or so.

Here’s what I did:

Wk10 – 2 Mar
Mon: Spin & Deadlift Strength
Tue: 5.2M run
Wed: Spin & Clean n Press Strength
Thu: 5.9M run / KB Strength
Fri: 3.3M easy run
Sat: Rest / Day 1
Sun: Rest / walk / gardening

So that was week 4 of my cycle and I felt good on it until I felt a bit drained at the weekend. I listened though and had a nap on Saturday and did some light bits / gardening and walking on Sunday, even though I had a 12 miler on the plan.

I felt pretty much the same on Monday, so decided I’d have a rest day and move my long run into Tuesday. And take some time out to get back on it. This cycle tracking seems to be working. This is me at the start of my third block and here’s what I’m planning next week. I should be in a good place to do the half marathon on Sunday.

Block 3:

Wk11 – 9 Mar
Mon: Rest
Tue: 12M easy
Wed: Spin & Squat Strength
Thu: 6M
Fri: Spin & Deadlift Strength
Sat: Rest
Sun: BtoC half marathon

I’ll maybe add in a short run one of the days too. Maybe a lunchtime one if I’m lucky / feeling it.

I need to get back to being more motivated to run when I’m not running with others, but I do stand by my decision not to run this weekend. Although marathon training won’t put up with me cancelling or postponing every long run. Hopefully Spring weather and lighter mornings will help motivate me too.

In other news, we got a nice new path, and I was out sweeping it and the drive all nice and clean yesterday and I put some food out for the birds so we should see and hear some more of them soon.

I thought I might be a wee bit sore from sweeping, but the strength training must be working, as I’m not! And it was quite a bit of sweeping – result!

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