So after a nice Christmas break and time with the family I have been picking up the training once again as my big ultra distance event is fast approaching.
I certainly am in need of some serious exercise as after a long 25km run yesterday and a decent pace swim tonight I just weighed myself to find myself still a good 6 pounds over my healthy bodyweight and probably nearer a stone off my race weight and what I should be aiming for in April.
I have set out a basic plan to run 3 times a week. 2 shorter distance (5 to 10km) as strides, hill reps, intervals or tempo and one long distance run. For recovery and cross - training I will build in swimming, cycling (mostly turbo / MTB) and some strength work at the gym.
A typical week should be as follows:
Mon - swim
Tue - strides run set
Wed - bike turbo / swim
Thu - tempo run
Fri - gym / spin class
Sat - swim
Sun - ĺong run
I need to pushing back up to 10 hours by mid January and 12-14 during Feb / Mar.
My long runs need to increase to 30km - 50km in distance and over 4 hours on my feet. Most of these long easy runs should be off - road and include plenty of hill work.
I cannot completely disregard my cycling as I have entered the classic Liege - Bastogne cycle sportive in late April.
It's all go!