Thursday, September 11, 2014
Marathon Training Week 16/21
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This weeks training looked like this:
Monday: Stuffed neck - rest
Tuesday: PM - PT - dead lifts & kettle bell swings, weighted sleigh runs; ab (kinda ab roller) work
Thursday: Run 1: 5km speed session aim to get under 25 mins - 24mins 46secs
PM PT - 8 min AMRAP - back squats, kettle bell squats, 1 legged step ups x 5 each side (not alternating); theraband side lunges; something else - can't remember!!
Friday: PM Run 2:- 7km hills 39mins 33secs
Saturday: Run 3: 16kms 95mins 50secs
Sweet 16 wasn't such a sweet week. Neck felt good enough after Monday's physio to go to PT & had permission provided I stayed away from upper body stuff. I had another physio treatment on Wednesday night - was dressed & planned to go to the gym afterwards, but the treatment aggravated it a bit & I had such a killer headache I came home instead. Luckily I woke up Thursday morning feeling so much better & was at 100% by Sunday.
Run 1 felt doomed as my ipod was flat, but I braved my own head & proceeded as planned & smashed the time! Not sure if it was the lack of tunes or the additional rest days!!!
Run 2 hills was tough but OK, done again outside - 7 laps around a little housing estate close by with a killer hill in the middle of it. I was visualising my cheer squad on each up hill - first was miss D in her car blaring eye of the tiger, followed my cuz J in her car blaring killing in the name of, & you miss C popped up through the (non existent) sun roofs of both cars (don't ask me how you managed that!!) in your cheer leaders outfit waving streamers & cheering!!!
Run 3 was really tough. While it was a shorter distance than the previous weeks, I think that running 3 days in a row had a negative impact on me. I also didn't bother with the carb loading as it wasn't even half marathon distance. Perhaps my body is accustomed to the carb loading on longer runs now. Who knows. On the upside I think it was good to have a run where I had to tough it out, as my recent longer runs have all been quite cruizy!!!
Not much else to report. Let's hope the Catters do a little better this week & put an end to North's finals campaign!!!!!