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Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:02

8km done, chaffing between the legs - ouchy lol.

Not wearing the HRM at the moment, due to it being too hot and it rubbing.

All good, on my new shoes that I didnt wear at the marathon as the others have gone now.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 23:45

By the way, i was looking at some mararthon videos tonight and found this.

you can see me at 4 mins 20 seconds, blue top with a gel belt and my tat on the right arm. DAMN I STILL LOOK FAT. Imagine me 2 years ago !!!

This was at 9 miles, i wasnt struggling, but it looks like i was, my running style looks shocking at that speed I think.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 22:53

Well i managed the repeats. 

Due to the weather i chose the more shallower hill this time around to make sure i was going to be able to complete the exercise.

Managed to do it without stopping, apart from maybe 10 - 15 seconds walk when i came to a stop and turn around to run down the hill.

Worked out at 8.5km, but the cool down i cut short by 500m as i was almost home, it was hot and wanted to walk the final bit.

Much better than my last failed run lol.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:53

6am - bloody hell !!!

Yeah rough doesn't even start to describe it.

So the hill is to be about 400m long by my calculations. The steep hill (375m) or the more shallow hill (415m)? I am thinking the steeper hill unless you say otherwise.


Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:44

That has to be the worst run of my life.

I was supposed to do 16km LSR and I made 11km before i started to struggle.

My feet hurt, my legs hurt, my mouth and throat were dry, i just could not run.

I tried a walk to then run again but i just couldnt do it. Ended up walking home from about 2 km out at a very slow pace. i even thought of getting into a taxi.

Sat down now and my legs are on fire.


Looking forward what is the plan for the week please, bearing in mind the above and my 10km race on the 12th July.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:14

9km Tempo done, with some increased speed in the middle. Did quite well considering it was very warm and humid out there.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 19:55

Massage done, so not running tonight to let the muscles ease. It HURT with a capital H.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 13:49
Massage booked for tomorrow to easy my legs.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 22:04

Not quite sure how to comment on the repeat run.

First off I did the Dads 100m race at my youngests sports day yesterday and strained my knee and groin. Was going to not run tonight to give it time to ease off as not pulled just strained. Anyway decided to run as I have missed a few due to my toe and felt you might think i was making excuses !!! Ran 200m and nearly went home. Decided to run at LSR pace for 8km but it eased so went for it (at the moment no issues so fingers crossed for tomorrow).

So of i went and by the looks of it the first repeat was ok and so was the second. As for the third and fourth, it appears as though i thought i was Usain Bolt.

I jogged the first break and jog/walked the second and walked the third and fourth.

But i finished the repeats.

So difficult to pace it, i really struggled with it. 5.17 for a km is not even close to 5.45, but it wasnt that i simply ran too fast, i just couldnt pace it correctly.

As for the Toe, well OUCH, that is not improving but it is ok running on. Probably is broken to be honest, if bruised it should be ok now. More of a nuisance than an actual pain so i will just carry on and no doubt it will mend in time lol.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 12:31

Sounds good,

I wish i had time for the gym but i just don't / don't enjoy it either (had previous back issues with pulled muscles). I do some weights at home maybe twice a week but that is only free weights on my arms, not to the level you will be working at.

Core work I do a little as well, but again not to your level. Although I don't seem to suffer on long runs, my back doesn't ache and I don't tend to get problems, just the glute niggle a few months back.

Swim or bike tomorrow for me, I do like the swimming but at £3.60 a go it builds up, but not a major issue (just had a rather substantial pay rise as well hehehe).

Let me know when you book an event. And if you want to meet up again if your bored in Manchester let me know.


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