This time, one week ago, I was training as normal. I then somehow decided to sign up for Run To The Beat (RTTB) half marathon, and had to devise a training plan to fit into the 4 – 5 weeks left before race day. I always plan my week of training in advance, so I had to do a bit of shuffling around to fit in the extra run training.
My schedule for the week was supposed to look like this:
- Monday: 3 miles
- Tuesday: weight training
- Wednesday: 2 miles
- Thursday: weight training
- Friday: cross training
- Saturday: 5 miles
- Sunday: rest
|Fridays run: 2 miles|
|Tuesdays run: 3 miles|
It went more like;
- Monday: NTC (teaching) & tabata
- Tuesday: 3 miles, tabata, NTC (teaching)
- Wednesday: rest
- Thursday: NTC (teaching) & tabata
- Friday: 2 miles & tabata (half hearted)
- Saturday: rest
- Sunday: 60 minutes Zumba
So, this week was not exactly a running success with the main issue being that I didn’t get my “long” run in over the weekend! I kinda knew this would happen as I like to relax on the weekend; so maybe I need to schedule my long runs for during the week to combat this! I did however hit my Nike Fuel goals for all 7 days of the week, and had my most active Friday since I got my Fuel band in May.
There are moments where I think I will be fine running this distance, and other times I wonder what I am doing! I think I need to stick to my training, make sure my legs are rested before the race and get my nutrition right.
Coming up in week 2, I have a 6 mile, 4 mile, 8 mile and a 3 mile tempo run. If I succeed, this will probably be the most I have ever run in a week!
Elle 🙂 x
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