28 May – 3 June 2018
Week 2 of my training block for the Clacton Half Marathon based on Jack Daniels’ Running Formula.
Easy Miles – Monday, Tuesday
>16.5 miles at 7:35-7:40 per mile pace
Loved the challenge of another 'long' run of 8.5 miles this morning. Ran on a mix of road and country trail. Despite the heat I kept a consistent pace, which boosted my confidence at the start of my second week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon. Read the story of my first week at https://wp.me/p3xZau-1TX. • Photo of @GroundedRunner by @RestorativeTreacle.
‘Quality Workouts’ – Wednesday, Thursday
Ran a fast workout this evening in the light and warmth. 8x 200m between 4:33 – 5:12 per mile pace (on pathway) with 200m jogging recoveries (on grass). Based on @runsmartproject advice. Read my training story from last week at www.groundedrunner.com/2018/05/28/clacton-half-marathon-week-1. • Photo by @GroundedRunner.
Cross-Training (Gym Workouts) – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
I accumulated over 22 miles in just over 2.5 hours of running. However, a recurring injury in my shins meant I had to re-examine my training plan.
To prevent me from stressing the affected areas further I decided to join a local gym. I now have an opportunity to build strength with weights and machines, whilst I maintain my cardiovascular fitness with lower impact equipment, such as stationary bikes and cross-trainers.