Weekly training recap: Mon 9th – Sun 15th May 2016

This week, despite the sticky heat (which I don’t like – incase you haven’t read my last few rants about it), we actually managed to get out and do every run we had planned! Yay for us! And all of this without any knee pain whatsoever, so I am definitely feeling more encouraged this week.

In fact, the way it turned out, we ended up doing our runs on three consecutive days. Tuesday was a wet and miserable day so we postponed that run until Wednesday, which meant we ran Wednesday and Thursday. Our long run (5.5 miles this week) was planned for Saturday. On Friday evening, whilst feeling like devouring several bags of chocolate, I suggested instead that we go do our long run and then we could eat all the chocolate we wanted afterwards guilt free. There was still a couple of hours of daylight left (yay for long summer evenings) so we did it. It wasn’t a particularly easy run, but I’m pleased we got it out the way. It meant we could enjoy that chocolate as a reward, and enjoy a lie-in the next day! Result!

Monday:

Rest day

Tuesday:

Rest day

Wednesday:

We ran 2.47 miles with an average pace of 10:37 per mile. Hilly route.

Thursday:

I ran 2.69 miles (with friends) using run/walk intervals of 3 minutes running and 1 minute walking. Average pace was 11:49 per mile.

Gideon ran 3.07 miles with an average pace of 11:07 per mile.

Friday:

We ran 5.5 miles using run/walk intervals of 3 minutes running and 1 minute walking. Average pace was 11:57 per mile.

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Saturday:

Rest day

Sunday:

Went for a leisurely walk around the local woods. I didn’t keep tabs on how far we had gone, but it was nice to get out and enjoy the sunshine rather than sweat in it horribly (which is what happens when running)!

With the Swansea half marathon only 6 weeks away, we really need next weeks long run to be at least 7 miles, which I think is more than achievable after this weeks 5.5. We are away visiting my parents for the weekend, so we’ll have to come up with a 7 mile route around there and make sure we fit it in somewhere! Hopefully then, we can get ourselves back up to 10-11 miles before the half marathon on 26th June!

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Weekly training recap: Mon 9th – Sun 15th May 2016

    1. Thanks! I tried to tempo but it didnt go exactly to plan as I couldn’t keep it going because I was so warm and sticky so I had some walk breaks, overall though it still averaged out quite well!

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