Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Regular Routine

It's a little difficult to know what I should be doing at the moment, since it is a bit early to be embarking on a formal training plan for the marathon, but at the same time I don't want to lose the fitness base that I already have. This, combined with the deteriorating weather and the fact it seems to be dark all the time, means it can be difficult to find the motivation to go out running.

At least I am not working at the moment, and so I can make the most of the daylight that there is. I am running about four or five times a week, which roughly breaks down as:
  1. Long run (10-ish miles), normally on a Sunday
  2. Sweaty Betty running club (4-ish miles) on Tuesday
  3. Two other short-ish runs (3-4 miles), incorporating some sprints and also some squats/lunges/ab work etc
  4. Slightly longer tempo run (about 6 miles)

I am also trying to go to either hot yoga or pilates on a Monday, since this is normally the day after my long run, and I think it's a good idea to incorporate some deeper stretching.

It's working OK so far, and my routine won't change too much once the marathon training kicks in after Christmas. The runs will just get longer...

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