Tuesday: 6km run (5km roads + 1km treadmill speedwork), strength
Wednesday: Cross-training day: 20 min bike, 5 min uphill fast walk, 15 min cross-trainer, 10 min bike, & strength/core
Friday: 8km long slow run, strength
Saturday: 4km hill training run, little bit of strength on the park machines
Sunday: 3.6km speed work - 3 x 1km speed pyramids with 200m recovery jog), 10 minutes cross-trainer intervals, strength
So the five sets of speed pyramids didn't happen. Why? Because I thought I was going to pass out. I'm not kidding, it was touch and go for a bit there!
But I'm really proud of what I did because:
- I've lost my sports cap bottle so I had to do all of them without drinking any water
- I've never taken such short recovery distances between pyramids - it's always been at least 500m in between each
- I was wearing the worst choice of top and it was really heavy and rode up around my throat so I had to keep tugging at it so I could breathe
Overall I'm really, really happy with this week. The biggest thing I'm excited about is that I'm not really feeling next-day-sore or super exhausted at this volume of training - a few weeks ago, coming off a long break from injury, I'd be falling over at half this level.
Next week my exams start (pray for me...) so hopefully that means lots of stress-busting intense runs and gym sessions. See you then! :)
How did your workouts go this week? What was your biggest success?