16-22 July 2018
Week 6 of my training block for the Clacton Half Marathon based on Jack Daniels’ Running Formula.
Easy Miles – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Slower than 7:15 per mile pace
Already run 17.8 miles this week so unsurprisingly I've just focused on accomplishing my daily step count of over 15,500 today. Yesterday I ran 7.4 miles along Chelmsford Central Park to Writtle, and back. I felt both fatigued and satisfied with my longest run for almost two months. Looking forward to running much further soon. Read my latest blog post at bit.ly/2NsBo0a. • Photo by @GroundedRunner.
Tempo Run – Saturday
Faster than 7:15 per mile pace
Rest Days – Thursday and Sunday
Rode my bicycle into work this morning for the first time since I moved house. It only took me 12 minutes along a designated cycle path in the wonderfully warm weather. Plus, I'm pleased I can add cycling to my weekly exercise routine. My latest blog post on my half marathon training can be found at bit.ly/2NsBo0a. • Photo by @GroundedRunner.
I stepped up the quantity of my running this week. Almost all my workouts were easy-paced, long runs. This took more time and energy, and therefore I didn’t feel it appropriate to run any miles at my intended half marathon race pace.
My weekly goal was to run continuously for at least an hour, which I did on Friday. I also cycled over 10.5 miles across three days. Although simply recreational, the exercise supplements my training.
I also enjoyed coaching my first two-day running assessment on one of my runners.
I accumulated over 29 miles with no signs of my recent injury, which built my confidence that my body is adapting well for ‘longer distances’.