W/C 24/04/17 – Groundhog Day

It’s been a tough few weeks juggling running with life generally! Supporting over the weekend & enjoying some down-time before a heavily focussed final four weeks to Highgate was tiring! An easy start to the week due to travelling was certainly the calm before the storm as training really looked to ramp up from Wednesday all the way to the race.

Mon 24/4 – 6M Easy & strides

Tues 25/4 – 6M Steady

Weds 26/4 – 5M E / 9M Inc session of 5 x 1K (<2:50) off 2mins, 4 x 400m (<65) off 30secs

Thurs 27/4 – 9M Relaxed

Fri 28/4 – 5M E / 10M Inc 8M Tempo ~42mins, last couple 5mm, rolling route felt good + XT.

Sat 29/4 – 11M S + XT

Sun 30/4 – 17M S + XT

Total 78M, 5 1/2hrs XT

I’ve really struggled to get back into the good run/gym routine but was glad to get some good training in through the week & finish with three consecutive days in the gym as well – result!

Wednesday’s session went well with the K reps inside target despite the wind & 400’s ticked off nicely! Friday’s tempo wasn’t quite to pace but was into the wind for the first half on a rolling road with several crossings & I felt good which was the main things for this over distance tempo.

Three tough sessions planned in for next week but by the end of that I should have a good indication of what sort of time I can be looking to run at Highgate & we can plan in the last week or so of training before easing down to see what I can do come the big day.

Although concentrating on the upcoming 10K’s it has been hard not to let the mind wander to Berlin in September. Highgate, London 10K & the following Sunday marks 16 weeks to Berlin! But the excitement really started from those fellow Brits confirming they will also be racing in the German capital – the list already looks hot & should definitely see 10+ British men between 2:10 & 2:20. The more the merrier in aboard the Berlin Pain Train! It also means there should be plenty of scope to get together for the essential quality long runs. Now, back to focussing on 30 minutes of running in May…

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