Enigma Need for Speed - 10 weeks to a half marathon PB (Week 6)?

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.

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