A great week of training culminating in a Kirkcaldy park run PB of 22:29!
As he running has picked up cross training sessions dropped this weeksomething I am determined to remedy over the next few weeks.
Totals for week 10 were:
Running 30 miles with 2000ft of climbing.
Biking 33 miles with 1500ft of climbing.
Two yoga sessions.
The heat continues in Bella Scotia. If anyone is any doubt that #scotlandisnow they just need to be here. The beaches are amazing, the wildlife is out and the mood is one of intense optimism. Just like my training at the moment.
There are comments appearing on FB running pages about the heat and how it is hampering training I have news for you there is always a way. I hate running in the heat but you do everything possible to make it comfortable and safe.
Run when its cooler this may not always be at the beginning or end of the day there might be a cool patch at some other time. Stay hydrated. Carry water with you, 0r cash to buy some. Run in loops sp you can rehydrate when required.
Embrace the heat!!!
Anyway how did this weeks training go? Really good as it happens. More running miles than planned more cross training than planned and more weight lost!
Total miles run was 23.6 miles with 1100 feet of climbing. My intervals have increased from 400’s to 800’s and the long run is 12.5 miles.
Biking 120 miles with 6000 ft of climb.
1 core class and 3 yoga classes.
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Another good week, I even managed to fit in a local short race. Plan for the week was once more 15 miles running, 50 on the bike, 2 yoga and 1 pilates class.
Actual training was 14.6 miles running with 830 feet of climbing. The runs included 1 race 1 400m interval sessions and 1 easy run all in great weather.
Cycling total was 51.5 miles with 3100 feet of climb once more in great weather.
The yoga and pilates classes were all good some new poses in the yoga and a stand in tutor in the pilates its good to have a change as all the teachers have different ideas.
Next week is my last week of “prep” training.
Week 2 May 7th to 13th.
Plan for week was 4 runs totalling 15 miles, 2 yoga sessions, 1 pilates session and 50+miles on the bike.
The weather during the week was about the best this year so far which meant that I was out on the bike more than planned.
The runs were 2 easy runs, 1 at Z3-Z5 and hill reps on a long shallow hill. I normally really like running hills but found the session to be hard work, possibly because I have let this particular session disappear from my schedule. No more!
Totals for the week:
Runs 15.2 miles 1000 ft of climb.
Bike 126 miles with 4100 ft of climb.
2 yoga and 1 pilates class.
A very good week.
The best laid plans etc etc. I woke up on Thursday morning with a wee tickle at the back of my throat as the day wore on it got worse and worse and by 6;30pm and my Jog Scotland group run the last thing I wanted to do was run! After the run I headed to Leven to spend the evening with Carol and ended up in bed for 10 after a bath and a hot toddy!
After a 10 hour sleep albeit disturbed I was feeling slightly better and headed home to do some tasks there and wait on Carols arrival for our trip to Edinburgh to visit her brother and see the Handlebards at the Botanics. I may have thought I was feeling better but the urge to climb in bed for an afternoon nap meant otherwise.
A pleasant visit and tour of the new Black des res was followed by food and a cycle to the botanics for the oudoor performance by the “Bards”.
By the time we got back to Octavia St I was fading again and after another bath and hot toddy I was sound asleep for almost another 10 hours.
I woke up showered, packed and headed south. I met Keith and Chris, old friends of mine from Sunderland, in Alnwick and spent some time with them before I set out in the car to check the route to the start and the parking. With that done I headed to Alnwick YH where I am penning this.
Hopefully I will be able to report completion of my N marathon in my race review.
Been a while since I put a post up so what’s been happening?
Well today I finished my second week of training for the Jungfrau marathon. Training is coming along slowly but well. I have introduced intervals, marathon pace runs and am increasing the distance of my long runs. All good basic stuff no magic bullets there consistent training is the key. So what have my stats looked like over the last few weeks?
25/4 Runs:29 miles in 4h 52 with 1500 ft climbing. Biking 47.5 miles in 4h 28 with 3000 ft climbing.
2/5 Runs 30.5 miles in 4h50 with 3500 climbing biking was 99 miles in 8h 18m with 3500 ft of climbing.
Two good weeks with everything on the up.
Programmes for the EdFoC have been distributed now and bookings have been coming in for my tours. I even have a honeymooning couple interested! With less than a month to go I am really looking forward to it. Other cycling news is that I have finally made it to both Middleden helping with the youngsters and to Talking Tandems a local charity which helps visually impaired people to cycle by providing pilots for tandems.
Planning is finally finished for Carol and I’s trip from the Atlantic to the Med in July and we both can’t wait to start our trip. We have planned a weekend trip to check all our kit and we have been buying stuff that we need to try out before we get to France. Our pre trip trip is from Falkirk to Dunbar the first part to Edinburgh along the canal and the second part following the JMW. Hopefully everything will go well but we will have nearly a month to make any final adjustments to our kit.
An easy week for me this week with an off road duathlon at the end of it.
Total training for the week was 3 yoga classes, 2 weights sessions I ran 12.7 miles in 1h 50 with 881 ft of climbing and biked 46.5 miles in 5h25m with 2065ft of climbing.
The review of the race is on this site as is a blog on a trip to Edinburgh with Carol.