Injury, Running, Training

Week 2 Training

Week 2 (started 13th May) is when it all started to feel a bit real.  I’m using my diary to map out the runs for the week so I know what I’m doing, this works better for me than a day by day approach.

The weather is NOT helping, thermals in May??

Week 2:

  • Monday: jog 20 – 10 minutes to gym, 1 hours weights (lower body), 10 minutes home
  • Tuesday: 40 minutes fartlek
  • Wednesday: jog 30 minutes
  • Thursday: should have been fartlek 40 minutes, but swapped for a spin class
  • Friday: 20 minutes jog – 10 minutes to gym, 1 hour weights (upper body), 10 minutes home
  • Saturday: rest, hooray!
  • Sunday: run 60

This week was a mix of ups and downs.  I worked really hard on the Tuesday fartlek session, but couldn’t ignore the nagging pain I’m getting in my right achilles.  I gave it a rest by swapping the Thursday fartlek session for a spin class and Sunday it felt much better on my 60 minute run.

Sunday look grey and miserable when I set off, but it turned out to be deceptively hot.  I had to dump water on my head to cool down and my face was a most distressing shade of red when I got home.   Contrast that to Tuesday when there was a bitterly cold wind belting across York racecourse!  I will need to get used to running in all types of weather if this is what 2013 is going to throw at me.


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