So after 2015 never really got going after London I’m keen to ensure 2016 is a year FULL of quality racing! After struggling for motivation after a disappointing time in London I started to put some quality training in through July & August only to become hampered by a glute/piriformis issue that I’m still having treatment for now!
I was able to run through the injury but was unable to include any quality training (anything inside 5:30 minute miling aggravated it). So from August I ran all week, & tried to include a long race at the weekend. I picked up some reasonable base fitness this way, & several low key race wins along the way (Consecutive wins at Worksop HM, Shepshed 7, Clowne HM, Bedford HM & Rushcliffe PR) with times/conditions indicating I was in low 68 HM shape by the end of November. The plan had been to race Ribble Valley on the 27th December but the floods meant that was cancelled which meant no 10K PB to finish the year.
So onto 2016! I’ve added a Races page for a snapshot of races planned, & the results as they happen. I was straight into proper structured training with a view to running well inside 25 minutes at Alsager 5 early in February before pushing on to The Hague in early March & another significant HM PB.
W/C 4th January
Mon 7.3M Relaxed
Tues 7.5M Session. ~1K off ~250m recovery. Just to get back into a session without any pressure or expectations
Weds 7M Steady
Thurs 5M Easy / 1 3/4 hours turbo
Fri 5M Relaxed / 7M Steady & 2 hours XC in the gym
Sat 9.8M Steady & 2 hours XT in the gym / 5M Relaxed
Sun 22.7M Steady & 2 1/2 hours XT in the gym
W/C 11th January
Mon 7M Easy
Tues 4.3M Easy / 10M Session. Split tempo, nothing very impressive!
Weds 6.2M Relaxed / 8M Relaxed
Thurs 4.5M Easy / 10M Tempo
Fri 4.3M Easy / 5.7M Easy
Sat 10M Session. 800’s, windy on the loop but mainly off pace due to lack of speed work. Endurance there & felt ok, just couldn’t move the legs faster! 2 hours XT in the gym
Sun 23M Tempo on the treadmill. Hard work but satisfying once finished! Felt strong. Damn snow!