Enigma Need for Speed – 10 weeks to a half marathon PB (Week 9)?

The start of a two week taper period. This week reducing my mileage from just short of 80 to 50. Training as follows:

Week 9 – 49.3 mi ( 6h 13m)

  • Monday – PM:  Easy 5 mi
  • Tuesday – PM: 10.8 mi (0.7 mi warm up + 9.4 tempo + 0.6 mi cool down)
  • Wednesday – PM: 12.1 mi LSR
  • Thursday – Rest Day
  • Friday – AM: 11.3 (3 mi warm up + 5.9 mi – 8 x 800m with 400 m recovery + 2.3 mi cool down)
  • Saturday – Easy 10 (Norfolk)
  • Sunday – Rest Day

As it’s taper time I’m no longer doing double days. Only two key sessions this week and a midweek LSR but none at the weekend as keeping mileage down plus I was at a party on the Saturday and in Liverpool all day Thursday hence 2 rest days.

The Tuesday session was super tough but happy to do just short of 10 only 2 days after a race at an average pace of 6:30.

Fridays intervals were a little slow for each 800m and it was a tough one but as it was midday in the heat I was still happy with the session overall.

Next week is race week so fingers crossed I’m on form come Saturday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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