Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:37
Thanks for all the kind words, glad you enjoyed my report.
AWC- hope you can get to the bottom of what's causing your issues.
Menn- That sounds great value for the test. I really should do something like that as I tend to just run on feel for most of my runs.
I'm not doing any running this week. Legs don't feel too bad but right calf still isn't right after all the cramping. Have a very busy week of work and the heading down to Cornwall for a wedding at the weekend so I think the time off will do me good.
Have already started to have a think about what I need to work on over the summer. It always seems to be a common theme.
1. More strength work. Have neglected this recently and my back has been hurting even though my pack on Saturday was very light. So some core strength will help.
2. Don't get to hung up on mileage targets. I have plenty of base miles in my legs so will make sure I get the main sessions in and play the rest of it on feel. Main session will be hills, steps and a hard parkrun every fortnight.
3. Sort my diet out. I race my best at around 68 KG but tend to let this creep up towards 73-74 after races. This can't be good for my training.
I may plan in a few shorter races over the summer just to force myself to get the legs moving a bit faster.