Training Update – 12 weeks to go
The past week has been great in terms of getting out on the road. I managed to run 3 days last week and a long run yesterday morning, (Bank Holiday so had a wee sleep on Sunday!). So it ended up with 4ml, 5ml and 5k (this was a race on Friday night so it was faster than the usual run). During the 4ml run I used the telegraph poles for strides and decided to do 10 along the route, interspersed with jogging. That felt good. I have added the press-ups and squats to the end of the shorter runs now and I feel it helps with the longer runs. Delighted yesterday morning to do 21k in Ramelton with my running partner. We now feel back on course with our training.
The real building work begins now with longer weekend runs and over the months of June and July I hope to be moving steadily upwards in mileage – 13ml, 15ml to 18mls by end of June and 22ml max x 2 in July sandwiched by 18ml and 15 ml runs. While there might be some 5 and 10k races midweek, the longer runs at weekend are a must at this stage. Also hopefully an extra track session of 8 x 300m strides to increase upper body strength and ability to increase pace if needed without being exhausted later in the marathon.
That all sound s exhausting already so I need to break it down into the weekly run and take one at a time
If you did Derry/Londonderry, Cork or the Women’s Mini-Marathon, congratulations and well done and be proud of your achievement. Hopefully you fulfilled a personal goal.
Get yourself rested and look at the Donegal Marathon/ Half marathons in 3 months time. Enjoy the training this week – Good luck