Mon 26 March to Wed 4 April, 2018 /
- Mon - rest
- Tue - hill workout
- Wed - rest
- Thu - speed workout
- Fri - rest
- Sat - long run
- Sun - rest
Started with a restrained hill session, running 3 easy reps of Gas Hill. The effort was barely noticeable the next day, which was what I was aiming for. Next week I'm aiming for 5 reps. On Wednesday I ran a speed session copied from one I'd seen on Derby Runner. It said five reps but I felt two was enough because I want to make sure I'm okay to run tomorrow. I also felt I'd prefer something more consistent like run for 1 min, rest for 1 min or 100m, walk back, etc, so will try that next week.
My calves are coping well. A month or so ago, I could only manage a maximum of 3k running properly in the Trail Gloves. Now I'm up to 6k without feeling any soreness the following day. Still, that distance is a workout- I think it's great for strengthening my knees, lower legs and feet. After Saturday's 12k I felt a little bit sore.
Now I'm getting more structured with my running, I'm considering switching to a 10-day cycle. That would give more room for fitting-in key workouts while getting the rest I need.