30 July – 5 August 2018
Week 8 of my training block for the Clacton Half Marathon based on Jack Daniels’ Running Formula.
Easy Miles – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Slower than 6:55 per mile pace
Sometimes you need a banana and a bottle of water to keep you going on a (easy-paced) long run on a hot Sunday. After 8 miles of my 11-mile workout I needed some energy. Really pleased to have finished relatively comfortably and recovered relatively quickly afterwards. Feeling more confident now for my half marathon in a fortnight (goo.gl/5Kws68). • Photo by @GroundedRunner.
Fast Intervals – Friday
5:25-5:30 per mile pace
Rest Days – Tuesday and Saturday
After a relatively slow start to the week, I made sure I focused on running longer and further. I enjoyed two rest days, lead four coaching sessions and complimented my training with recreational cycling of over 4 miles and walking (accumulating over 16,000 steps each day).
Another positive aspect of my training week was that I was able to run comfortably faster than my half marathon pace Friday evening.
I accumulated almost 30 miles (over 3.5 hours) in five days, recovering quickly. This has made me feel stronger and better prepared for my upcoming race.