Not a lot of actually training gone on for the week before VLM and the 2 weeks since so thought I would club them all together.
16/4-22/4 (55.5 miles – 5:58m/m)
Mon – 6 miles (6:48m/m)
Tue – 6 miles (6:13m/m)
Wed – 7 miles (5:48m/m) including 2 miles tempo
Thu – 5 miles (6:40m/m)
Fri – 4 miles (6:50m/m)
Sat – REST
Sun – Very AM : 12min jog AM Virgin London Marathon
23/4-29/4 ( 14.76 miles 7:10m/m)
Mon – REST
Tue – REST
Wed – REST
Thu – X-training in Hotel Gym (90min)
Fri – 6.2 miles (7:30m/m)
Sat – 4.11 miles (7:07m/m)
Sun – 4.44 miles (6:46m/m)
30/4-06/05 (39.12 miles 6:02m/m)
Mon – 4.78 miles (6:17m/m)
Tue – REST ( Travel back from holiday)
Wed – REST ( still travelling due to 17 hr flight delay!)
Thu – 9 miles (5:57m/m)
Fri – 6.22 miles (5:38m/m)
Sat – 7.1 miles including Poole Parkrun (16:22 – 1st)
Sun – 12 miles (6:20m/m) while spectating at the North Dorset Village Marathon
So back up to 40 miles last week and will try and get back into a decent routine this week with some shorter sessions going on. Next race scheduled is the Poole 10k in just under 3 weeks. Not expecting anything fast as it normally takes me quite a while to get my legs back up to pace after a 100% marathon so will just be doing it as a guide to see how my recovery is going.
Really enjoyed running around the North Dorset Marathon yesterday combining my training run with a bit of spectating. Highlight of the day was watching my veteran V65 club mate Ian Graham hit his target of topping the V65 National rankings. He needed a 3:06:43 or better and smashed it with a 3:05:55 with some stunning pacing and some bloody hard work!
Check out his garmin splits below, fastest 5k was his last – must have been taking notes while watching Mary Keitany at VLM
Well done “Daddy G” – class act!