Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Marathon Training Week 8/21
This weeks training looked like this:
Monday: PM PT - box jumps, plyo jumps, kettle bell swings, kettle bell core.
Tuesday: AM Run 1: 5km - aim to get under 25 mins (24 mins 57 seconds)
PM Usual shoulder & glute activation work + core, chest & back
Wednesday: PM Run 2: 7km Hills (treadmill) 39 mins
+ push ups, body weight squats, planks + other core
Thursday: PM PT - Olympic lifts; theraband assisted pull ups; Plank knee to elbow core.
Saturday: AM 21.1kms 2hrs 5 mins
I almost rolled over & went back to sleep the morning of run 1 as I could hear the wind blowing a gale outside, however I saw I had a message on my phone. Just the motivation I needed - it was my PT telling me he'd gone for a run the previous night (after my session) & hoped that would get him some brownie points!!
Not only did I have to dodge branches that had come adrift in the wind, it was hard rubbish week & there were random items strewn across the footpath from the "30 - 50km per hour" squally winds. There was a couch out on the nature strip about 500 metres from home & if it hadn't had boxes stacked up on it I swear I was ready to fling my self onto it & have a rest. It was bloody hard. I was stoked to find I managed to achieve the time goal even though I was slower than last week!
Hill run was fine on the treadmill. PT was good, did a few different things including a piggy back rest break at one point. Despite a late night Friday (cousin's band's last ever gig) the long run Saturday morning was OK time wise but had some right knee pain between 14 & 21kms. Had an acupuncture session booked for post run anyway so hoped that would sort it out.
Alas, it was still sore Sunday morning, but have kept up with the ice & is feeling better today. Running coach has advised no speed work for week 9 & to cut back the proposed distance this week if my knee gives pain. Not sure if I'll be into that virgin territory or not til the day!!! Long run was supposed to be 23kms, but now will be anywhere between 14 & 23kms.
I also get to meet my running coach this coming Saturday for a running workshop so am looking forward to that. Just need to look after my knee!