Weekly training recap: 23rd-29th March 2015

We are currently training for our very first 5k race – the Bath two tunnels race in May. We are aiming to finish in around 30 minutes, and are training towards being able to run the whole 30 minutes continuously, without taking walking breaks.

Our current run’s consist of interval training, where we run for a certain amount of time and then walk for a certain amount of time and then repeat. This is often referred to as a run/walk/run method. We aim to decrease the walking interval slightly each week in order to get down to running continuously for 30 minutes without walking.

After completing the 5k we will begin training to run a 10k distance, and from then on the half marathon distance, using the same run/walk/run method and increasing the overall mileage whilst decreasing the walking intervals.

This week has not been the best in terms of training. Last week we managed 8.87 miles but this week we only managed 3. This has been down to a number of factors, but we still feel 3 miles is better than 0 miles and every mile should be celebrated because its a mile more than we were running last year!

Monday:

Rest day – after running back to back days last weekend, we rested our legs on Monday

Tuesday:

2 miles – completed using run/walk intervals of 1 minute running and 1 minute walking. Average pace: 14’13″/mile

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It was a beautiful evening for a run!

Wednesday:

Rest day

Thursday:

We were supposed to run 3 miles today, but due to illness we skipped this one. Sometimes it’s best to listen to your body!

Friday:

Rest Day

Saturday:

Walked approximately 1 mile in very windy conditions. whilst showing a friend the delights of the Gower!

Sunday:

1 mile run, using run/walk intervals of 1 minute running and 1 minute walking. Average pace: 14’05″/mile

Goal for next week:

8+ miles over the week, with intervals of 1 minute walking and 1 minute running!

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