The last week has been good in terms of training, we haven’t covered as many miles as usual as we have been visiting family and doing other fun things besides running, but the run’s we have undertaken have been good and we feel we are improving, especially as far as speed and stamina are concerned.
There won’t be a weekly recap next week, as we are off on holiday to Greece on Friday, so instead I will do a 2 week recap on the 3rd May to update you all on how we got on before and after our trip. Then it will only be one week until our very first race, the Bath Two Tunnels 5k, so we’ll be able to see if our training so far has paid off!
2 miles, using run/walk intervals of 5 minutes running and 2 minutes walking. We thought it would be interesting to mix up our intervals a bit and get a feel for what worked and what didn’t. I did find these longer running intervals taxing, but we did manage to maintain a good pace. Hopefully longer running segments will get easier with time, but I still find my 1 minute running and 45 seconds walking to be more comfortable. Average pace per mile 11’22”.
1.37 miles, using run/walk intervals of 3 minutes running and 1.5 minutes walking. This was a hilly route, and the time it took us certainly reflects that. Average pace per mile 13’11”.
1.5 miles using run/walk intervals of 1 minute running and 45 seconds walking. This was a good run, early in the morning whilst visiting family. Average pace per mile 11’31”.
Leisurely afternoon walk with family.
Goal for the next two weeks:
The goal for the next two weeks is to try to keep up our training whilst we are on holiday so that we don’t slip before the 5k run. We are hoping to be able to run twice this week before we go on Thursday and then get some treadmill runs in whilst in Greece at the hotel gym.
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