Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This is my current running regime to keep my fitness up while I decide on my next challenge. I've been reading some spring marathon training plans, and have particularly liked the advice of Liz Yelling, who suggests at this stage to just build up time on your feet gradually. So this is my current plan:
Monday: 30 minute run
Wednesday: 30 minute run
Friday: 60 minute run
Sunday: 90 minute run
It seems very simple and indeed it is! I figured it's a nice mix of short and long (although when training for the Big M a long run was about 3 hours!) to keep my fitness at a reasonable level. I still do some strides and some hill work, and it's mostly road but I try to do Friday's run on the trails. But overall I'm focusing on just running, and on enjoying it. I hope I haven't lost too much fitness since October - I had a week off after the Royal Parks and then planned to get back to it the week after, but then was sick! My body physically feels fine, no aches or pains, but I've been having trouble with my breathing and find myself wheezing a lot after a run, so I need to keep an eye on that.
I'm making the effort to go running first thing, mostly because it's getting dark so early these days (!), but also because there's really nothing like a run on a clear, sunny but frosty late autumn morning, hearing the crunch of your feet moving through piles of leaves, feeling the cold air on your face. Sometimes (well, often!) it's an effort to get out the door but once I'm out there I wonder why on earth I didn't get out there sooner :)
What's your training regime at the moment?