This week was always going to be a rest week and with getting poorly the timing was perfect. However I did have two 10k races planned. Training as follow:
Week 6 – 50.1 mi (6h 24m)
- Monday – Enforced rest
- Tuesday – PM: 8.5 mi (1.8 mi warm up + 10k race + 0.4 mi cool)
- Wednesday – AM: Easy 5 recovery run
- Thursday – AM: Easy 6 pre work in Liverpool
- Friday –
- AM: Easy 4
- PM: Easy 7.7
- Saturday – PM: Easy 5 (pre race day)
- Sunday –
- AM: 11 mi (1.9 mi warm up + 10k race + 0.9 mi cool down)
- PM: Easy 4.8 mi recovery run
Monday wasn’t supposed to be a rest day but after cutting previous days long run short I was substantially under the weather Monday therefore thought it was best to take a rest day rather than the 8 miles easy I had planned.
Summer Leagues returned on Tuesday with gale force winds forecast for the day. They never materialised however the wind was particularly prevalent for the first 3 miles. To say I was off form is an understement, finishing in over 40 minutes – the full write up is available in my Leven 10k post.
After Tuesday I spent the rest of the week just getting the miles in. I was out in Liverpool Wednesday night anyway therefore training was always going to be curtailed somewhat.
Sunday was another 10k, this time Woodhall Spa 10k, I wasn’t feeling 100% but much better than I had at the start of the week. Hopefully I’d get a chance to redeem myself and set a better benchmark for the 10k. I wont go into too ,uch detail as you can read about it in my report. However a sub 39 showing was more like it.
Not my greatest week due to recovering from a cough, however a solid week in the end and looking forward to next weeks 80+ mile week.