Hello, Happy Monday! Last week I set out to make time for more strength training and I am happy to say, I did just that. I plan to maintain that going forward into my next marathon training cycle. As for running here is what I did last week:
Monday: OFF. I did an NTC core workout.
Tuesday: 40 minutes easy, a run home from work.
Wednesday: Group workout, which was a 20 minute warmup and then 2km at tempo, 4 x 1 minute @5km, 5 x 30 seconds @faster than 5km, 20 minutes easy. This workout was pretty fun, out intervals aren’t normally that short, so it was also a chance to really focus on form in fast running. I also did an NTC core workout.
Thursday: 30 minutes easy, just a relaxed run home from work. I also did an NTC Abs and Arns workout.
Friday: 30 minutes easy (again!), another chill run home from work followed by an NTC core workout.
Saturday: Group workout, after our warmup we did 6 minutes @tempo and 3-2-1-2-3 intervals followed by 3 x 3 minutes @10km pace and out cool down. This felt challenging. I also did a strength training for runners workout and spent some time rolling and stretching (for once).
Sunday: Long run day, met the group to do our long run together for the first time. We headed out to Elk/Beaver Lake, a popular spot for Sunday long runs it seems! It was full of beautiful views and conversation to keep the pace in check, a great run!
Total Weekly Mileage: 69km
This week ends with a 10km race and again I will be racing this course with no knowledge of terrain etc, should be fun!