Training – Week Beginnning 12 August

Monday 19th August 2013

One very hard session on Wednesday at target half marathon pace. Sunday’s run was good and the ‘easy’ sections still felt quite fast.

Monday: 16km easy (16)

Tuesday: AM 8km easy / PM 15km easy of which 8km barefoot (23)

Wednesday: AM 4×3000 off 400 jog in 2:00. 9:58, 56, 50, 50 / PM 8km easy (30)

Thursday: 15km easy of which 8km barefoot (15)

Friday: 28km in 2:05 – started slow and picked it up (28)

Saturday: rest (0)

Sunday: 4km warm up, 15x(1min/1min) – 8km split of 27:45, 4km barefoot on beach (20)

Week total: 132km

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  1. Chris Ashford says:

    Hi Ed, why all the barefoot running? Just wondering if you are finding it beneficial, or there is a specific reason behind it?

    Looking forward to Brum Half? Going to be a good one!


    • Ed says:

      Thanks for asking. There are a few reasons, none of which are particularly grounded in good science but it doesn’t seem to do me any harm. The first is that I find it encourages good running form / technique. Try it on a track and you’ll see what I mean. It makes you run upright and on your toes and at a decent cadence. The second is that I find it helps strengthen my joints. The third is that I just really enjoy it when the weather is good enough. I only ever do it on a track or on grass (or on a beach if I’m on holiday!) but never on a path or pavement. It never makes up much more than 20% of my weekly mileage.
      Cheers, Ed