Half Marathon Training – Week 6

We’re done with 6 weeks of half marathon training. This week started terribly and ended on a good note. Also, one thing that I have taken from these running diary videos is that my initial impression of a run is always a bit warped and I need to go home and analyze the workout once in order to give the right assessment.

MONDAY – 12KM EASY PACE + PHYSIO & MOBILITY WORK

Felt tired. Had no motivation but had to just treat it like work and get it done.

TUESDAY – INTERVALS (1 mile X 3) with 800m recovery

Woke up pretty tired and I knew this workout would be tough. You have to just start with these tough ones and you tend to get in the groove of things. Once I started, I felt good and in hindsight the splits are great.

WEDNESDAY – EASY 12KM

Woke up completely smashed. Was really tough getting out of bed. Really confused if this is cumulative fatigue because I feel tired but not exactly how it feels like with you get CF. It’s probably a mixture of work and studies along with training.

THURSDAY – 8KM at LT (2KM WU & 3KM CD) + LEG WORKOUT

My first impression was that I had done a horrible job with this LT session but in hindsight once again, I feel like this was a good effort. It’s amazing that I can run at these speeds which I never imagined that I could ever do.

FRIDAY – UPPER BODY

Spoke to the coaches and took the day off. Kind of needed it. This week has been super hectic and I felt like I hadn’t recovered at all. I think this was a great decision. I ended up doing a nice upper body workout so felt really nice.

SATURDAY – EASY 17KM

Did an easy paced 17km run and felt really good after. The Friday off definitely really helped.

WEEK 6 = 67.32 km

The week ended really well compared to how it started. the extra rest day in the middle of such an intense cycle is always a blessing. Let’s go week 7!

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