Marathon week – taper time!

This week was pretty well planned out, through training, diet, preparing kit, workload, avoiding people coughing etc… At last a full ease down of training after a relatively easy week previously & I was already feeling much fresher which was definitely helped by being able to get more rest! Continue reading

All the hard work (with one notable exception) is done

So into the penultimate week & although the volume continues to reduce, the intensity was certainly planned to remain with some good quality scheduled for Tuesday & Thursday this week. Again though I started the week feeling like I was freshening up so something is working. Continue reading

Wilne 10K

I run to race, so it’s hard to maintain focus through a marathon build up as the target race can seem so far away! Having said that, races take it out of you (mentally as much as physically) so I’ve been keen to back off from too much racing & have used low key races as specific sessions rather than actually racing them through my last couple of build ups which has worked well.

Wilne was pencilled in quite early as part of a strong weekend’s training with a view to being close to PB shape off another quality week’s training…& so it turned out! Continue reading

Another easy week (?!)

Within 4 weeks of race day now & just a couple more weeks of what I’d call proper training before easing off. I had the training for last week & this from Andy, finishing with Wilne 10K on Sunday 4th. We’ll catch up properly after the race & plan in the final week or so of training before looking at the taper in more detail & settling on a plan for race day which will include target times/splits. Continue reading