I have now completed the third week of the training schedule written for me by champion Marathon runner Pat Carroll.
Week was ok I suppose although I still have a great deal of difficulty with my sore leg/heel/foot.
At least my heart rate seems to be getting slowly better.
MONDAY: Pat (PC) says ” Rest or 40 minutes running “.
Gym: 65 minutes…upper body and legs. Run: Could not face a slow 40 minutes so ran my old 6 km route.Tried hard 26.57.
TUESDAY: PC ” 70 minutes”. Ran 70.02 in light rain.
WEDNESDAY: PC ” 15 hills of about 30 seconds each with jog down”. Ran 15 hills in 30 seconds each with half jog.
THURSDAY: PC “50 minutes “. Ran 47.50. Out and back but with wind behind me on return.
FRIDAY: PC ” 40 minutes”. Ran 3km as race next day.
SATURDAY : AM: Easy 3 km. PM RACE: 5 km. ran as a pacer due to terrible muddy conditions.Not interested in risking injury.
SUNDAY : Pat said 2 hours 20 but left it too late so ran 7 km in the dark and the cold.
SO….that was my week.Hardly inspiring. My weight is down to 65.9 kilos so that is ok. I have also got some ORTHODICS which I hope will help reduce the pain.
MELBOURNE MARATHON in 12 weeks time.