John Jenkins 8

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Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:09

back today and now i need to get ready for the GNR 

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:54

Hopefully your still around LG.

If you are, i have not been able to run as we have no bathroom at present as it is being refitted so cant shower and next week i am on hols.

However i have been to the gym every day for the last 8 days and will be back running from the 22nd June, when i get back from hols.

Hope you are ok.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 23:03

Just to let you know, if you are still around, that i am still running 3 times a week and going to the gym at least twice

Hope to hear from you soon and all is ok with you.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 13:29

Did an 8km easy last night, all good but legs were aching from the race still lol.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:50

Well not a PB but was a good course PB getting 55:58.

Time to focus on the GNR now and aiming to get under 2 hours for the half marathon. Going to be tough i think, but i want to give it a good go.

I know you are busy LG, but do you think you will have time to continue my training? I understand that you have already put a lot of effort in, for which you know i am so grateful, and of course you will have other commitments.

Had 1hr gym session today.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:53

Not the best preparation for a race, the sore throat turned into a cold and only just got over it. Did 4km tonight, went out and was way too quick without noticing, so pulled that back alot and jogged and stopped early.

will do the usual leg moving run on Saturday for 3km slowly with some strides.

Not looking like great weather, big field and not the best preparation but if i beat my previous Manchester 10km time i will be happy - 57:12, my PB is 55:06.

I WANT, but probably wont get, sub 55 this time around.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:51

So much for running this week, man flu. I am clearing it up, hopefully tomorrow i can get out for a little jog and then again a short jog on Sunday, not the best preparation, but it is more of fun run this one this year, but i will still be giving it my all and hope to come out with a PB.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 20:04

Not the best LSR today. Got 5km out and my back pulled again - had to walk home 5km. Again nothing major will be ok for next Sunday but i will need to lay off the gym this week and run only. No bad thing i guess.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 14:58

I will look at 360 perhaps and see if i think it will do anything for me. I still run to keep weight down and dare i say it, now to look good hehehe, hence more work at the gym as well instead of swimming as much.

The time quite quite fast, well i wouldnt say that, but it was my fastest - 7mins 2 seconds with a slight cold. Yeah the heat is telling hence my 10pm run last week. It is nice though not being cold.

Manchester - not had a revised time, but i was 4:57:xx being 380m short. This time 4.48:xx being arguably 200m long. I think using the political swingometer this could equate to roughly last years being about 5:01 and this years being about 4:46, so a 15 minutes improvement. Had i not felt sick there was a potential 31 minutes improvement on the cards, if buts why wherefores i know. One thing is i know the training was perfect for me.

The 10km looks good weather hopefully, this could be my first race not to get a PB in, due to the crowds, if i go sub 55 it will be PB though.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 20:14

Welcome Back.

Your job seems pretty busy continuously, rather you than me. Moving house is also not easy, luckily i have never had to do it, i am still in the same one 20 years after buying it. Just a shame my mortgage is still twice what i paid for the house - not sure how that works hahahaha.

Training has been gentle, mmmm, it wasnt suppose to be. I guess this is why i need your help, as i have an idea what to do but really i am guessing. I have been to the gym more though but have cut the runs down to 3 at the moment. Last Sunday was suppose to be a LSR but it was just too hot so i did an 8km instead late at night.

Well i did the time trial and i wasnt expecting much as I have a sore throat at the moment and a stuffy head, but thought what the hell so did it. The best time i have done but still not cracked that 7 mins yet. Perhaps without the head cold i would have done. I couldnt run after the time trial as my throat closed up on me, so walked home after about 400m cool down. I am fine now though it is just my cold not hayfever and i am not about to pass out either.

Interesting about the specialist trainer, i fancy one of those sessions, not sure if any in Altrincham/Manchester though, i am sure there must be somewhere, what do i search for this service? Core work is my problem, i dont do enough really, seems you have your work cut out though. running 3 x a week is no bad thing with your injury, but it seems like you really want to move forward again with your running - come do the London Marathon with me? I am having another stab at 4h 30mins, so that is what i want to work towards if possible please. Finally as for how i am feeling, i still have the slight groin and knee issues but they dont affect me, so no problems and i am fully recovered from the marathon.

Well that was another long post hahaha. Anyway hope you are keeping well.


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