So this is week two of my efforts to produce my own training plan that will keep me motivated and running enough to do monthly half-marathons and do them well. This week looked something like this:
|Day||Target Distance||Actual Distance||Time||Pace|
|26 July||5.0km (with drills)||4.7km||27:09||5:43/km|
It was nice doing the longer run again, and I realised that in the summer I can just about fit this sort of length in before I head off for work, which is a bonus! The drills workout I did without having eaten anything, so my legs tired out pretty quickly, although weren’t sore much the day after. I’ve realised that I could probably do with some more pacework, as well as the usual drills that I do (side-steps, heel kicks, skips, etc., to work on form on rounding out my legs).
This week was the first week I’d had niggles in my calves and ankles since I switched shoes, which is why Thursday’s run got cut short. I ran a little later on Saturday, though, and warmed up a bit better, and made up the missed mile while enjoying some lovely scenery.
Next week’s targets are:
|2 August||5.0km (with drills)|
|4 August||8.0km (with fartleks)|
I’m travelling at the end of the week, so I intend to use a very short run as an excuse to get up and out in the sunshine early on in the day. Wish me luck!