Weekly training recap: Monday 18th May – Sunday 24th May

Training has been good this week! We have managed to do every training run we had scheduled and cover the entire distances. We have eaten more healthy meal choices, and have generally just felt a lot better and a lot more positive than last week!

Monday:

Rest day

Tuesday:

2.5 miles (as per training plan) using run/walk intervals of 1 minute running and 45 seconds walking. Average pace: 11’47” per mile.

Run away from the rain cloud!
Run away from the rain cloud!

Wednesday:

Rest day

Thursday:

Moved our scheduled 3 mile run to Friday as we had plans on Thursday evening.

Friday:

3.10 miles (.10 miles more than the training plan to make it up to 5k :P) using run/walk intervals of 1 minute running and 45 seconds walking. Average pace: 11’50” per mile.

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Saturday:

4 miles (as per the training schedule) ran the first two miles with minimal walking then at the turnaround point switched to run/walk intervals of 1 minute running and 45 seconds walking for the journey back. Average pace 12’19”.

Some nice places to run where we live I must say!
Some nice places to run where we live I must say!

We also went for a lovely walk around our local woods. Gotta make the most of the sunshine whilst we can!

... and walk!
… and walk!
...and walk!
…and sit!

Sunday:

Rest day

Lots going on in the next week – but lots of training miles to cover as well. Hopefully we will manage to fit them all in around everything else thats going on so we can stay on track and be ready for the Caerphilly 10k on the 21st June!

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5 thoughts on “Weekly training recap: Monday 18th May – Sunday 24th May

  1. Love the pics from your runs – beatiful countryside! I’m impressed with your distances and pace. I don’t think you have anything to worry about in terms of keeping to race pace! No sweepers there! Looking forward to reading about your 10k race in June. We’ve signed up for a 10k in Leeds in July. I’m a little scared. I know I have done a half marathon but that was 2.5 years ago and really I have started from 0. Loving the blog so please keep posting.

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    1. Aww thanks šŸ™‚ Hopefully we can keep that pace as the run’s get longer… i’m expecting it to drop a little but if I can keep it around 12 minutes per mile i’ll be very pleased :). Hope the 10k in Leeds goes well – from what i’m reading your well on top of your training so it should be great! 10k is a bit of a scary distance I think – because it is far enough that it’s going to really test you (granted probably not as scary as half marathon/marathon but i’m trying not to think about that just yet!) You seem very committed to your training though so i’m sure that will all help to make it a good experience and pretty soon we’ll be laughing and saying ‘remember when we thought 10k was scary?’

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      1. I am very much looking forward to saying ‘remember when we thought 10k was scary!’ That is a fantastic goal to have. I’ll hang on to that for a bit when it gets tough out there – thanks!

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