Time for me to get some structure and shift the extra lbs from Christmas, so to focus the mind of creating this structure I have another race booked for 2020!
After 9 years I'm returning to the Cork City Marathon, Cork was my first marathon back in 2011 and in hindsight, I was ill-prepared for it as I barely did enough 20mile training runs before it so this time around I'm well capable of it.
I'll likely do several other races between now and then but nothing else is booked for now.
Last week started off well with a trail run around Slievenamon, then a handy recovery run on Monday with the dog. For Tuesday I had planned to get a lift into Kilkenny and then run the 13miles home but instead, I decided to head for an 8mile run. While out for the 8mile run I felt good so I changed my route and finished in 11miles instead.
On Wednesday I had planned on a short run with the dog but hadn't got time in the evening so it ended up being a rest but, Thursday morning was a very slow 2miler during which I found the legs very heavy. I had a visit booked with Sports Physio at Bodymend.ie as my legs haven't been feeling best (heavy) since the 27mile trail run two weeks back.
To cap things off on Saturday I had a few hours to kill so I opted for a long slow run on-road rather than a trail for a change. I headed up towards Co Tipperary and completed a large 17mile loop near Mullinahone.
More rest days then I would have liked but then I didn't want to overdo it after the physio visit.
Last weeks training was
Sunday: 12.44miles @ 12:37min/mile (Trail)
Monday: 2.42miles @ 8:45min/mile
Tuesday: 11.05mile @ 8:05min/mile
Thursday: 2.13miles @ 9:05min/mile
Saturday:17miles @ 12.03min/mile