Training: 5th December – 11th December 2016

After a good week last week building the mileage I was happy to complete another week with a good increase again. I’m being sensible with the increases and I’m factoring in weeks with reduced distance to try and avoid any injury. We’ll see how this works.


Monday: Rest Day
It’s sounds a bit odd that I look forward to this rest day, but I really do! Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying the running, but this one day a week where I don’t need to worry about where I’ll squeeze the run into my day is nice.

Tuesday: Aerobic Run – 8 miles
Went as planned, no surprises here.

Wednesday: Medium Long Run – 12 Miles
Still struggling with the motivation for the midweek 11+ mile runs – currently listening to podcasts which helps. Any recommendations?

Thursday: Recovery Run – 5.8 Miles
Managing to keep the pace down which is good for this type of run.

Friday: Aerobic Run – 7.1 Miles

Saturday: park run + 1m – Recovery Run – 4.1 miles

Sunday: Long Run – 16.2 Miles
This was interesting as I scheduled in 8 miles at my suggested marathon pace HR. No problems with this and it felt good. If I can run at least that pace on the day I’ll be fairly happy.

Total for the week – 53.2 miles.

Let me know how you’re getting on with your plans. Have you entered any events yet?

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