A Week in My Trainers – VMLM Training Week Eight

I can’t quite believe I’m already halfway through my training for the London Marathon this year – with eight weeks and approximately 175 miles done there is now just eight weeks left until I will have finished my second marathon.  Thank you so much to anyone who has sponsored me so far.  I’m fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society, a really deserving cause, and I’m so grateful for any donations.  If you’d like to sponsor me please go to http://justgiving.com/runningforaugust.

My experience of running this year is entirely different to last year’s stressed out and injured one.  I know that I couldn’t be doing this year’s training had I not made last year’s mistakes, but the difference really is chalk and cheese.  Last year I overtrained and ran all of my long runs like I was racing and the result was I was injured all the time, and at this stage in my training I was mentally fatigued and feeling really beaten down but how little I was enjoying training.  I’m really pleased to say how much I’m enjoying it this year with less but better quality training.

Monday – A fast paced home run

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Tuesday – Lunchtime Workout with Move Eat Smile Workout E and Nike Speed Sessions after work

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Speed work was really simple this week – a mile there and back with 20 x 200m in between alternating between 5k pace and 10k pace with a few mile paces thrown in for good measure.

Wednesday – Morning Yoga at NikeTown and an afterwork pilates session with Nairns Oatcakes and Body Control Pilates

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Thursday – Reshape with Ida May for Uma Retreats

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Ida is leading Uma Retreats – a brand new fitness retreat series thanks to Tai Bake Cook that is heading to Lake Como for its first instalment in April –  and she gave us a taste of this by alternating the sprints of Reshape with fast flowing yoga and strength work.  An amazing workout with some delicious treats after that mean the retreat looks set to be a memorable experience in April for anyone going.  All details on Uma Retreats can be found here.

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Friday – Rest Day

Saturday – An 18 mile long run with the NRC

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Sunday – Rest Day

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2 thoughts on “A Week in My Trainers – VMLM Training Week Eight

  1. Which NRC does the very long Saturday run and the Tuesday speed sessions? I want to start diversifying my training so it would be great to come along to these!

    Thanks xx

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