The Holy Trinity – Week Beginning 18 December
Everything is sore. Calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, abdomen, biceps. The list goes on. This week I did the full set – a road session, a track session and a cross country session. The holy trinity, if you will. And for good measure I also did a weights session and plenty of strength and conditioning work.
I can’t always handle the volume and intensity of training I have put in this week (137km, 10 runs, 3 hard sessions) but it is easier to when I am not at work and can therefore get a full night’s sleep. When I don’t have somewhere to be in the morning I can get the 10 hours of sleep I typically need, as opposed the 7 or 8 I usually manage, which enables me to recover much more fully in between runs.
Now I have several consecutive weeks of good training behind me I am looking forward to scaling it back slightly towards the end of next week with a view to racing the county championships in two weeks’ time. In my current shape I feel I can run really well.
Monday: AM 10km easy / PM 11km easy, hurdle drills (21)
Tuesday: AM 10km easy / PM 16km tempo run 55:09, weights (27)
Wednesday: 13km easy, hurdle drills (13)
Thursday: AM 11km easy / PM track session 8*600 off 90s in 1:43,43,42,43,42,43, strides (27)
Friday: rest (0)
Saturday: AM grass session 5*1600 off 2:00, 5:13 average / PM 10km easy (26)
Sunday: 23km easy (23)