Finally tomorrow I will go on my first proper training run of 2018. The legs all feel recovered and after a swim, a bike, a few gym outings and endless ices, baths and foam rolling sessions. I believe I am ready to get running (arguably the most important part of marathon training).
Though, in fairness its only been 16 days but when everyone is on the January, whoop, running fitness hype, the result is my Strava is as depressing as Facebook was as a hormonal, single teenager. Everyone posts how great they are doing in their programs they picked up off google, and they’re running 20 miles everyday with their new running clubs and boxing day bargains from Mike Ashley’s Sweatshop. Sighhh (that should be me man)!
At the moment due to the injuries to the right calf and quad and I am considering pulling out of the Watford Half on the 4th Feb.
However apart of me wants to use it as a training run by sticking to a fastish pace. Ready to PB at the MK Winter Half (which has been rescheduled due the snow before Christmas). I also have been offered a lift, which makes it more tempting because the guys will probably finish before me, which means there will be no waiting around.
The only problem is, people that turn up at a race not to race annoy me, and I know for-well when I get there I’ll try my hardest! Which wont translate to a good time and maybe is a little dangerous. Though, in all seriousness, I think I will probably just listen to the body and see how it responds to tomorrow and then the training camp with Sam on the 27th!
Two things I wanted to discuss on here are my standard weekly training plan, (hoping people may comment with suggestions!) and my race schedule so far!
- Watford Half 04/02/2018
- MK Winter Half (Rescheduled) 18/02/2017
- MKRUN Half 11/03/2018
- London Marathon 22/04/2018
- Milton Keynes Half 07/05/2018
- Worcester Marathon 20/05/2018
- Bournemouth Marathon 07/10/2018
Typical Week (MKLR = Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners Club)
- Monday AM – Slow Run
- Tuesday AM – Swim/ Core
- Tuesday PM – Speed Work MKLR
- Thursday PM – Long Run MKLR
- Friday AM – Swim/ Bike/ Gym
- Weekend- Long Run (increase long run by 1 or 2 miles each week)
*** Everything is subject to change everyday ***
It would be good to gain some feedback from this plan, of course over the next couple of weeks it will be an ease back into it rather than too much, too soon (again!) Finally I guess this is normally that part where I say it will be good to see all my work pay off in the races, but for now I guess we should probably do some hard work.