Been a tough week this week, mileage has been creeping up as planned, with some harder key sessions being re-introduced again so the body has been feeling the effects a little bit. There are some weeks (usually when the mileage starts climbing up) that just feel like one of those weeks, and this is one of those. To be fair I have felt better during the course of this weekend but was pretty tired during the middle of the week, particularly getting up the morning after my hill session on Wednesday to go out for a long run. I recall reading some quote from a GB International runner of the 80's, although for the life of me I can't remember who it was or where I read it... anyway he said the thing about marathon running is you are always tired. It's not quite as bad as that but it kind of sums up how you can feel at times.
You keep things in perspective though and although I needed no reminder of what I am working towards I got an email from UK Athletics this week re putting GB kit order in, this is always kinda cool.
Anyway here's what left me a little tired this week....
Mon am 10miles + strength exercises pm 6miles
Tues am 6miles pm (13miles) Intervals uphill 4 x 3' 2' 1'
Wed am 13miles pm rest
Thur am 7miles pm 7miles + core exercises
Fri am 5miles pm 10miles w/10k tempo in, @5.10 min mile
Sat am 11miles easy pm rest
Sun am 20miles
Another big week ahead and then a slightly easy week will follow in the lead up to the Guernsey Half Marathon on Fathers Day.
Until next time.