Time to get my act together…again!

Well, I had grand plans of getting my act together almost 28 days ago but didn’t and now the Southampton Half is less than a week away and my weight has increased even more and I’ve not been near a pool for weeks. In more positive news, I have been out on the road bike twice in the last fortnight. There’s little point in dwelling on the part though. Time to look forward. 

My biggest challenge this year is about 20 weeks away. I’ve signed up for the New Forest Marathon (I’ve now seen the elevation profile and am having 2nd thoughts!) I had planned to run the Bournemouth marathon but I’ll be away in the USA over that weekend so have deferred my place. My plan is to complete Sunday’s Half and then stay focusing in on the Marathon training. 

Between now and the 13th September, I’ve got a few events including the May Day Tri, Ensure 24 and parkruns but that’s it. I have a training plan which last 16 weeks and will include a couple of 20 mile runs along the way. Given that junior parkrun fills up by Sunday mornings, I’m either going to have to take a few Sunday’s off or choose another day for my long runs. I’m thinking early morning runs on Thursdays might work to make my training week look like:

  • Monday: run (LRR training)
  • Tuesday: cycle
  • Wednesday: swim
  • Thursday: long run
  • Friday:  cycle
  • Saturday: lake swim + run (tempo at parkrun)
  • Sunday: rest

It’s a plan at least and hopefully I can motivate myself to stick to it. 

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