Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Marathon Training Week 20/21
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This weeks training looked like this:
Monday: PM: PT - 1 rep max dead lifts; core.
Tuesday: PM: Run 1: 12km slow & steady
Thursday: AM: Run 2: 10km fast (scheduled) 5km acheived
PM: PT - 10 x 40kg back squats; 10 x 12kg kettle bell goblet squats; 10 x jump squats. Repeat x 4
Saturday: PM 20kms
Monday night I felt OK & we did dead lifts with the idea of seeing what the maximum I could lift doing only 1 set. Started at 40kgs 3 x reps & worked my way to failure at 90kgs - couldn't quite manage 1 rep. Mike was hoping to get me to the "tonne" but estimated around 80 - 85kgs would be my max with at least some semblance of form. He was dead on the money. I could do 3 reps at 80kgs.
Tuesday the weather turned nasty in the afternoon & the forecast was for hail so I did my slow recovery run on the treadmill. The TV's in front of me didn't start working til the last 4kms, but a class started thankfully 20 minutes in so I had something to amuse me.
Wednesday I felt blah so took the day off training & had another long soak in the tub (after cleaning the house in preparation for the arrival of my parents) - figured I deserved it.
Thursday morning I was supposed to do a faster 10km. I realised about 1.5kms in I was going to have to detour via a toilet. I'd eaten a fair bit of harissa @ dinner the night before. Well. I actually had to penguin waddle the last 700 metres to the nearest loo otherwise I might have had a horrible accident LOL!!!!! Of course I no longer had enough time to finish the 10km & headed for home. My running coach was most amused & actually very happy I'd had a "shit" run so to speak - better to have one before the event than on the day LOL. Needless to say, no more harissa for me.
Mum & Dad returned from an oversea's jaunt Thursday so I collected them from the airport & then Plumbing Boy & I drove them home to the country Friday night. Saturday morning I did my last long run along the rail trail from Illowa to the break water & almost back again. It was very picturesque except where I had to run past the abattoir - lordy that stunk!!! I almost dry reached!!!! I had 2 x water boys (well, one girl).
My sis & PB road the trail on their bikes, opening & closing the gates in the first 3 km section then riding on ahead then stopping & waiting for me with water bottles. They stopped for coffee at the breakwater while I headed for home. PB had to hot tail it to get me some water at the 18km mark & my sis caught up at the 19.5km mark. PB was urging me to go faster & beat her LOL!!
Spent the rest of the weekend catching up with the travel stories & pics & generally hanging out will family. One week to go EEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKK!!!