How is the training going?
That is the question that I get asked a lot when out and about. My first instinct is to say that it is far too early to be really training as the VLM is still 5 months away. However, the truth is that I have upped my training somewhat. In addition, I am feeling quite pleased with how it is going.
Last week I had a ‘light bulb’ moment. It occurred when I was talking to a trainer at the gym. I did know that I could move training sessions around as earlier this year I had moved my longer run to a Monday rather than a Sunday. It had not, however, occurred to me that I could actually move it until Tuesday or Wednesday. I know that this is obvious but, well…..I am obviously not the brightest person around.
My problem is that I work two long days on Thursday and Friday, leaving me little time or energy for training at the end of the week. Saturday is also pretty much a right off as well due to family commitments and overall tiredness. If I run a long run on Sunday then I find it hard to put in quality training sessions at the beginning of the week which is more convenient.
Swapping the long run means that this week I:
Ran a tempo run on Sunday
Interval on Monday.
Longish on Tuesday.
Recovery on Weds.
I now have a couple of days to rest. (and my body needs it!) 🙂