Just as a point of discussion as im laid up in bed for day. id love you know how you set up your training plans for the week:
Personally mine looks nornally like this
Tueaday : shorter run currently 6.2-8miles
Wednesday: strength or climbing
Thursday: middle distance run currently 8-10miles
Friday. Curcit training but since the arrival of my little one im starting to forgo this day so my mrs can have a lay in one day. Plus is takes me as long to get to the gym as i am training there.
Saturday strenght or climbing
Sunday long run up to half marathon ( normally on the trails)
Plus i make sure i do recovery work evey evening
In a a few weeks ill be looking to once again step my milage up and start working towards a full marathon then hopefully a 50km. So i expect at that point i will need friday as a rest day as my weekly milage will be inceasing.
Mon - Lunch: 30min MTB if weather is good otherwise mobility
Mon - Eve: Rest
Tues - Lunch: 5km Run uphill or 35mins flat
Tues - Eve: Climb
Wed - Lunch: 30min MTB or Mobility
Wed - Eve: Long Hilly Run ±1.5 hrs
Thurs - Lunch - 30min MTB or Mobility
Thurs - Eve: Climb
Fri - Lunch: 5km Run uphill or 35mins flat
Fri - Eve: Wine
Weekend: Climb / Ride / Run or a combination of all of these things weather depending obviously!
I don't do anything but run typically these days. And struggle to have a 'norma'l week. Typically hit 65-75 miles these days. During the week I pretty consistently run before work 3-4 times in the work week, and then double up most nights. It's hard fitting training in around work and family. Last night I didn't run until 8:45 pm and so did a tired slow 10 miles and was then up at 5 am to run again, but took my daughter swimming earlier when I'd normally run.
m: Long steady 10-12 miles easish (7:00-7:30 min mile pace ideally)
t: Am: 5 miles. Pm: Track. LT work, 1-2 mile reps with 1 min/mile rest, around 4-5 miles of reps.
w: Am: 5 miles easy. pm: Evening easy trail run.
t: Am: 5 miles easy. fast session 10 x 400m type work.
f: am Sunrise snowshoe run up the local ski mountain, 3 miles, 1500 ft ascent before work. pm: Possibly another long run, depends on the weekend plans.
S: Easy long trail run. 10-12 miles.
S: Harder long road (15-20 miles) run or race.
Depending on shifts which can make or break my week, i do;
Tuesday: Tempo run with my club 1 hour, 9.5-10 miles
Wednesday: Club session 8 miles including speed work/ intervals/efforts
Thurdsday hill run 8 miles may be 500 metres of climbing
Friday: Strength and conditioning and yoga (badly)
Sat: longer run about 13 miles 500 metres climbing
Do road biking on my rest days in the summer. Some weeks I can end up doing 60 hours at work and will do half as much. Running 4 times a week is my limit. Rehab a bit most days too if I have time.
Looks ok, but not specific. You should try and fit in a speed session, a tempo run and the existing long run. If I was training for a marathon I probably wouldn't do more than 40-50 miles, peaking around 55 miles. I'd do more if I could but struggle with work and family etc.
A good week for me would be something like:
T: track session, approx 6miles
W: recovery/5miles easy [a lot of people do an easy medium long run, say 10 miles on Wed as its mid way from the weekend long run. but I don't like running long in the dark/kids' bed time]
T: tempo/medium run - 7-8 miles?
F: short recovery - 4 miles
S: morning long run with a group , 12-22 miles increasing over the weeks
S: recovery 6ish miles
Sometimes double up if I'm commuting, say run 5 miles each way to the station. Ride my bike as well which I find is really good for recovery/niggles but don't do any strength bollocks. Usually run much longer at the start of the week if I have an intermediate race on the weekend so I can fit in some rest days beforehand.
Yeah maybe once baby is a little more older and sleeps longer it will free up dome time for speed session / tempo.
Main reason i do strenght is for my own vanity as i really not a fan of the skinny as runners frame. Plua i cant alaway afford ro hit the indoor wall twice a week
My current week is similar and doable - but no small people! Rest week every 4th week.
If baby is a factor, get a running buggy. My daughter sleeps like a log while I run, and it gets you strong as hell on hills
Cardio? god no.
A very consistent week for me looks like..
Mon - fingerboard session/55deg board/weighted pull ups/TRX shoulders
Tues - boulders
Weds - fingerboard session/core/weighted pull ups/TRX shoulders
Thurs - uni
Fri - boulders
Sat - rest
Sun - boulders
quite often ill skip some elements or add other bits in.
> Yeah maybe once baby is a little more older and sleeps longer it will free up dome time
Ha ha ha ha ha....
I had this idea too. That once she was mobile it would be easier..
at 4 she does entertain herself more but needs more time doing things like swimming and skiing.
but we’ve got 2 more due in the next few months.. lots of early and late runs.
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