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Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: Today at 16:43

I did last fridays hill run today and it was successful. I managed to run up and jog down on all 12 repeats with 2km warm up and 1.5km warm down.

This week will be tough time wise for me for the LSR as my wife is on a training course all weekend and i have the kids. I think i can run Sunday morning, so ideally a 16km to fit in time wise if that works?

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 09:27

Feeling down today until I looked at my Garmin in more detail.

I have run 10 x 18km LSR (i expected i would have done more but anyway) and yesterdays run was the second fastest.

2.02.32 - yesterdays run










So whilst i was struggling perhaps it is no surprise.


Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:21

Just looked at my total mileage since i used my current shoes - 403 miles. 

Perhaps I need to change them.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:19

Well that LSR was tough. I am was struggling all run, feet and legs and ankles were all sore. I am not sure why. Perhaps i need to look at some new trainers, usually though it is my knees that hurt when the trainers go.

At least I managed it but i certainly couldnt have run any further, i was at my max distance for today.

I am not sure if that is a sign of fatigue, or simply because i am at the start of marathon training or a tough run on Wednesday and not running Friday.

Anyway it is now 6 hours since i ran and my legs are still aching.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 10:47

Going to try to do LSR  Sunday and then push hills on Monday night if i have time to avoid another lost run.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 13:36

Problems.........from Wednesday my right thigh is slightly strained at the top.

Not sure a hills run is wise tonight. Going to try to get out there, but i think a more relaxed run is perhaps the ticket. Will see how it goes following the first 1km as that will be the same route which ever run i do, but i may end up doing an 8 or 10km easy. If once it gets moving i am ok, i will continue to the hill.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 16:11


Yes if you think I can get a PB 4 days after the mens health, then lets go for it.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 11:07

Next event, as you know i am doing the mens health (tough mudder type thing) on the 7th November.

There is a local 10km race on the 11th November which is the "run in the dark". I did it last year and ran well but the course was short measuring at 9.6km. This year they have adjusted the course and it has been verified.

I am feeling good and feel like a PB is on the cards, especially at night, as it will be cooler. The question is can i realistically do it with the mens health 4 days before and would we need to change your training plan.

Personally i think the plan at present is spot on with the sprint repeats and hills etc, and a week before we can drop this down as well as the LSR, But for the next month we can continue as it.

What are your thoughts, shall we go for it, or would it be a waste of a PB effort?

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 20:40

Well i managed the repeats quite well, although i did walk not jog between the repeats. I started to feel it in the last 50m of each repeat.

I think i managed to just about keep the speed up through all the repeats, although perhaps the last few maybe were a little slower.

Managed the jog home as well.

Hills on Friday.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 22:39

4.35, bloody hell. 

Right lets give it go, that is sprinting for sure for me, if i manage that i will be mighty impressed.

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