Training Notes

My Training Philosophy

          Visualise success. Plan, work, and work more, and then some more.    Enjoy your challenge, your journey and your achievement.

 All of it. 


Vigo, Spain. October 2017


My 2018 target event is the GB Ultras  Race Across Scotland.

I will be using these pages as a diary to help myself, but also to share with anyone who may be interested. I’m always reading, listening and thinking about how to improve my running. That, and  enjoying the beauty of our countryside are two of my big running motivators.

I have a written plan, but father, son and husband duties mean I have to change it so often, I would be spending too  much time on my computer to keep it updated on here!

In September I finished my racing season, and had a holiday.  These notes start from my return home.

Fri. 13/10/17                                                                                                                            Back from hols. Little training since  Robin Hood 100, mid Sept.(Ran stairs on ship daily, 20 mins.)  Put on ¾ stone.  Now weigh 11st.12lb.  Bugger.

Sat. 14/10                                                                                                                                   1 hour steady run.

Sun. 15/10                                                                                                                                  1hr. 15m  steady  am.   1hr.  Hi Intensity core & condition, Johnny’s Gym.  pm.  (Dead on feet half way through warm up. Zombie mode for rest of session. There’s work to be done!)

Week 1   <—  (Ha ha, that’s me at the moment, but not for long!)

Mon. 16/10                                                                                                                                 4hr. trail (20m Forest Loop).  Ran on empty last hr. (as anticipated). Attacked slopes.

Tue.  17/10                                                                                                                                  1hr. steady

Wed.  18/10                                                                                                                            1hr. steady with Wendy.

Thur.  19/10                                                                                                                              1hr.  High intensity hills, with Johnny. (Unable to run the last two hills, had to  walk. Couldn’t stay with Johnny on any of the hills, they are all short, but steepish.)

Fri.  20/10                                                                                                                                   Rest

Sat. 21/10                                                                                                                                    3 hr.  tempo, attacked slopes.

Sun. 22/10                                                                                                                                1hr.  Hi Intensity core & condition, Johnny’s Gym. (Unable to do a single press up, or sit up.  Sad, when I was bike racing I used to do 200 of each every day.  Need to learn how to skip.)

Summary Week 1:   10hrs. running,   1hr. gym work.

Wendy became ill.













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