Marathon Training Week 5

And that’s the end of week 5 ! God these weeks are flying by ! I have to say tho, that has been the toughest week so far in this block! The tiredness, the weather, the lack of motivation, but it did get better throughout the week and I’ve come through the other side….. Monday started with a 18 mile run at 7:30 pace, now bearing in mind this was the day after the 10k race in Leicester, my legs just would not respond, the race definitely took more out of me than I thought!! I felt tired, legs felt heavy and very sluggish, surprised me a bit, I tried to hit the pace but didn’t happen. I was wearing the Endorphin Pro 3’s and have to say they really didn’t do me any favours! They just hurt my feet, I can feel that carbon plate with most steps, very uncomfortable 🥴. So adding that into the equation, the run really wasn’t the greatest! But I finished the 18 and banked the miles, that’s the positive…

Double easy day the next day, legs started to feel better and took it easy, decided to run along the coast, get a change of scenery and some sea air, also pick up my new club kit to which was great 😊

Skeggy running 🏃🏼‍♂️
Coastal path views
Love running by the sea 🌊

Wednesday was 15 miles at Marathon pace 6:50, the weather, well the wind especially was awful today, so again i decided to do loops of the village to shelter myself from the winds, it sort of worked, but when I did hit head wind I knew about it, cause the wind funnel down the streets where it was head wind! But 3 loops of the village gave me 15 at marathon pace and job done.

Sunset run, easy miles…

Session day I did on the treadmill, which was 5x1mile then 5x1min all off 2 minutes jog recovery. This went well, better than I expected, nailed the paces I wanted. Body and mind started to feel much better by mid week, seem to got back on top of sleep, hydration and recovered from the race. Completed the weekly volume in 85 miles which was what I wanted.

Weekly target hit 👍🏻🏃🏼‍♂️

Leading into another week, slightly changing things around next week, racing on the Sunday in Nottingham in a Half Marathon, let’s go get it 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏼‍♂️👊🏻💪🏻

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