Only got one 5 mile run in. Not the worst thing in the world though. The legs are feeling much recharged so it's onwards and upwards from here on out. I'll hopefully get 8 miles done sometime today.
Total Weekly Mileage: 22
Total Mileage: 98.5
Tuesday 4 miles easy + 4 x 2 min hills walk recovery + 1-2 mile cool down
Wednesday 11 miles easy
Thursday8 miles easy
Friday 8 miles fartlek (10 min easy, ten min steady)
Saturday 4 miles recovery
Sunday 8 miles easy 8 miles MP
That's roughly the plan for this week, though when things will be done will be chopped and changed. Today was 14 miles in 1:51.
Total mileage: 112.5
3.5 miles in 22:15. Been feeling ok lately, I'm finding lengthening my stride is helping with the "sort-of-tight" feeling in my knee. Trial and error really I suppose. Ah well we'll see what tomorrow brings!
First decent run in a while Though I chafed my ball sack The knees held up well and my last 2 miles were under 7 mins. An incredibly humid night, might keep up this late night running thing, wouldn't fancy a session like this one with the sun beating down on me. Anyhoo things seem to be picking up so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. 8.5 miles in 1:01:25.
Total mileage: 124.5
This run has enlightened me to two things I hate. This windless humidity and knackers. Got the slow sarcastic clap off three troglodytes while I was out, called them something unrepeatable and then had to force myself not to sprint away 8.5 miles in 1:03:46.
Total Mileage: 133
15.5 miles, 7 easy and 8.5 at PMP which I'm aiming to be 6:58 (worked out in my head on a long run so possibly a bit off the mark), was 7 min miles today though.
Total Weekly Mileage: 50
Total mileage: 148.5
|Tuesday||2 mile warm up 6-8 x 1k @ 5k +5-7 secs pace (1 min - 90 sec recovery) 2 mile cool down|
|Wednesday||11 miles easy|
|Thursday||8 miles easy|
|Friday||2 mile warm up 2x2m @ HMP (2-3 min recovery)|
|Saturday||4 miles recovery|
|Sunday||17 miles easy|
Got caught out in the dark tonight, it ain't summer no more!! Did 7 miles in a total of 52:47, broken up into a ten min warm up then 4 mins at close to 5k pace with a 90 sec recovery. Did this 6 more times with splits:
1. 4:03 with 1:30 recovery
2. 4:02 with 1:44 recovery
3. 4:00 with 1:30 recovery
4. 4:00 with 1:34 recovery
5. 4:00 with 1:40 recovery
6. 4:03 with a 5:03 min cool down.
All in all a very enjoyably session, been really enjoying my running again in the past few days, and it's been a while since I've been able to just go out and run as fast as I can which is DEFINITELY one of the high points of running
Total mileage: 155.5
.....a very entertaining read i must say.....lol...you're inspiring me to consider doing DCM2011
Keep up the training!
You sir, have given me a swelled head I much appreciate it.
Tonight's run was an abomination. Supposed to be 8.5 miles but I called it a day 2.5 miles in and ran/walked home (Mr. Aspiring Sub 3 hour marathon runner, HA!). This was a result of serious overindulgence on the food front (big sandwich at lunch time, a plate of pasta at 4 and 2 burritos at 7) then trying to do 7:30 miles at 8. Throwing up in your mouth and feeling like you're carrying a bowling ball in your colon can put a damper on even the best laid plans (made my last mile fairly speedy though )
5 miles in 45:03 (yes that's right.)
Total mileage: 160.5
Also I may need new shoes. Watch this space.
.....some runs go well...others don't go as planned....keep ploughing on!
what runners are you currently using?
I notice you deal in the old currency of miles...do most athletes still use miles or have most moved over the the 'km',
trying to get back running after 15yr gap and thinking of moving to the new currency...but it's hard!!!
I'm using Asics GT-2150s at the moment, and yeah I deal in miles pretty much 100%, in marathons each mile marker will be marked off but some marathons will only show you each 5k mark and some won't show your distance in kilometres at all (though I couldn't tell what prevails on the continent), so for gauging distance in training it's just easiest to deal in miles so that on race day you'll have a realistic idea of your ability without being left in the dark as to how far exactly you've run. Most people here tend to train in miles as well.
Good luck with the running anyway! Hope to see you starting your own log here in the not too distant future. Putting on the shoes and getting out the door is the first step!
Lesson of the day: PMP cannot be maintained uphill without wrecking the rest of your run. The plan was 13 miles at PMP but one of the uphill sections of my run is so long that it completely throws off my pace trying to make it up then on the downhill just left me knackered then so the last 6 miles were a total write off and just became an easy run.
1st 7: 49:42 (7:06 miles)
Last 6: 47:14 (7:xx miles)
Total mileage: 173.5
Just 5 miles today, first thing out the door I noticed how absolutely knackered I was! Yesterday creeping up on me... anyway 5 miles in 34:11, died a bit of a death at the end.
Total mileage: 178.5
Didn't manage an LSR today, just 8.5 miles in 62 mins. Gonna do another 8 tomorrow to make up for it and carry on from there.
Tuesday 4 miles (easy), 5x2 min hills+ cool down
Wednesday 12 miles easy
Thursday4 miles (easy), 3x1 mile (10 k pace) 3 min recovery, 1mile cool down
Friday 8 miles easy
Saturday 4 miles recovery
Sunday8 miles easy 9 miles MP
Total weekly mileage: 38.5 (not great)
Total mileage: 187