Well guys, I wrote earlier in the week that we were getting back out there now due to the fact that I’ve just signed up for my next race (a 10k in Florida in March) and because Gideon needs to start his London Marathon training. Truthfully, I’ve only managed one gym session this week before being stuck down with a typical winter lurgy since Thursday. It’s been worse since yesterday and I’ve lovingly passed it on to Gid, which is really annoying as we had plans for running and gyming this weekend, but instead all we’ve been able to do is sit under the duvet with lemsips and wait for our ears to pop.
Gideon has been off work this week so he managed to get in a couple of runs earlier before the lurgy struck so I’ll recap us both below. We have also devised a marathon training plan for Gideon. It starts officially at the start of December, so the plan until then is to get him back up to regularly running up to 5 miles, which should be fine.
For the marathon plan, we have basically adapted a Jeff Galloway RunDisney plan, as we have used his plans before and know they work well for us. Gid will be doing run/walk intervals (ratio still to be decided), and Jeff’s plans are designed for that so that’s good. Jeff’s plan does go right up to 26 miles in training, but we’ve decided Gid’s longest training run will be 23 miles so we’ll stop it a little early. Using Jeffs plan also (conveniently) means that Gid won’t actually have to run more than 8 miles at once during our holiday in March, as his long-long run’s will be just before we go and just after we get back! I’ll put the full plan up when he starts, as until Dec it’s just a case of getting him back up to covering 5 miles. Gideon will give you his own weekly update once his training plan starts, so that you can follow along with his marathon journey and he can tell you a bit more about why he’s doing it!
My plan is to go along with Gideon’s training until his long runs get above 8-10 miles, and then I’ll just join him for part of the long run’s. As I’ve got nothing more than a 10k in the works any time soon it seems silly to me to go any higher than that, but I would like to be comfortable doing slightly more than 10k, just because the last 10k I did was really tough and I don’t want this next one to feel the same. If I can comfortably cover more than that in the UK, then hopefully covering 10k in Florida should feel ok, even though it’ll be hot/humid.
Gym session. We did 15 minutes on the bike, 15 minutes on the treadmill and then another 10 minutes on the bike.
Gideon ran 1.02 miles with an average pace of 9:41 per mile.
Gideon ran 2.36 miles with an average pace of 12.34 per mile, using run/walk intervals of 2 minutes and 30 seconds running and 30 seconds walking.
Hoping the head/sinus/ear/cold will go away by tomorrow so that we can get a good week of workouts in next week. Fingers crossed!