Monday, September 22, 2014
Marathon Training Week 18/21
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This weeks training looked like this:
Monday: PT - combo intensity & weight training - 3 x sets 30kg weighted box step ups 5 each leg; 10 x 30kg dead lifts; 10 x 16kg goblet squats. 5 x sets 10 each side theraband side lunges. Stretching
Tuesday: PM Run 1: Speed Session - 1km warm up, 1km fast as possible. Rest 3 mins. 1km fast as possible, 1km recover pace; Rest 3 mins. 2kms fast as possible.
Wednesday: PM shoulder rehab exercises; glute activation work; chest & back; core
Thursday: AM Run 2: 5km fast pace
PM PT - 5 x sets Bulgarian split 10 each leg; 10 x 20kg sumo goblet squats; 3 x sets smith machine donkey kicks 10 each leg weight 10kg, 12.5kg, 15kg respective sets. Streching
Saturday: Run 3: 15kms slow & steady 84mins 25 sec ave pace 5mins 37 sec
The stress/anxiety I had last week about the Marathon subsided somewhat & the rest of the week proceeded as normal. Thank you to everyone who commented & provided moral support while I was having a moment :-) You all rock!!!!
I had a few technical issues RE the garmin this week. Run 1 I set it in intervals but failed to press go for the last set. Oops. Then somehow it was still on intervals Thursday morning & only recorded my first 2kms!!! Oh well. Minor detail. You live & you learn.
2 weeks of training followed by 1 week taper the event will be here!!! Can you believe I'm already thinking about what's next???