The aim was to use the 50miler as a sort of training prep run for Portumna 100km in mid June to try a few things out, I was going to go out nice and slow and keep a even slow pace.
So as I'm not doing the 50miler I decided on a pretty easy week and got some gardening done instead, so all the onions, spuds, carrots etc are now all planted, finally!
The week consisted of:
- Monday: 3miles @ 8:39min pace
- Tuesday: 5miles @ 8:37min pace
- Wednesday: 5miles @ 7:19min pace + 1.79mile walk
- Thursday: Rest
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 15miles @ 8:10min pace
- Sunday: Rest
I took it easy during the start of the week but then decided on a faster 5miler on Wednesday as well as a nice walk with my wife, after that I took two rest days and then headed off to a local wood to clock up 15miles on Saturday.
The 15miles felt great, part of the route I took had some very steep hills and while it was a pain going up them it was great fun running back down so I always had that to look forward to!
The week ahead is going to consist of 15miles a day broken into two runs each day, the aim is to hit between 70-80miles this week and do the same next week as well.
Weekly Total: 30 miles
Miles This Year: 845 miles