Quantity not Quality – Week Beginning 11 December
This week the quality of my training was limited by the lack of places to run. My usual go-to route on the canal towpath was an ice sheet for the whole week and the pavements on the main roads locally were hazardous for the same reason. Weeks like this are pretty much the only time I ever wish I had a treadmill. Boring though it would be, it would enable me to run at pace on even terrain, something I normally take for granted. Yesterday’s planned session of 9 miles alternating hard and easy quickly became reduced to an hour’s easy running because to push the pace when patches of ice were still lying on the ground would have been foolish.
Still, the snow and ice have largely cleared now and I’m looking forward to getting my lungs working again instead of just my legs.
Monday: AM 16km easy / PM 9km easy (25)
Tuesday: 20km moderate (20)
Wednesday: 15km easy (15)
Thursday: AM 10km easy / PM 15km easy (25)
Friday: rest (0)
Saturday: 17km moderate (17)
Sunday: AM 18km moderate / PM 10km easy (28)