Okay so the last few weeks I haven't posted a great deal as I've been going through some personal stuff which I don't plan to share on here!
Suffice to say for February
Week Commencing 2nd February
Maybe 240 minutes / 30 miles - no sessions. Reasonable run at the XC on the Saturday.
Week Commencing 9th February
Maybe 330 minutes, 40-45 miles - no sessions.
Week Commencing 16th February
Monday: Run into Westminster, run home (85)
Tuesday: Run into Westminster, run home (85)
Wednesday: Run into Westminster, hard run at lunch (65)
Thursday: Run at lunch (32)
Friday: Ill - no run
Saturday: National XC - 48:12 - 416th place - 3rd Clapham Chaser - good run (50)
Sunday: 95 relatively easy (95)
Total: 412 minutes / 52 miles
Week Commencing 23rd February
Monday: 35 easy to Westminster, 56 easy home - quad / hip flexor a bit sore (91)
Tuesday: 35 easy to Westminster, 114 home fairly slow - legs very tired from National still. (149)
Wednesday: 35 at lunch - easy out then moderately fast on the way back with Dan; 75 easy running to BP and then taking the novice group. (110)
Thursday: 54 steady home (had laptop) (54)
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 54 steady to tempo (easy to BP, 3 laps (11:04, 10:54, 9:54), drills + easy home) (54)
Sunday: 78 steady around Tooting / Clapham / Battersea - drills after. (78)
Total: 536 minutes / ~65 miles
Summary: Slower week on the whole as I recovered from the effort of the National which definitely was tough work. Legs gradually started to recover at the weekend and I was quite please with my Sunday effort. Saturday I was really pleased to clock my first sub 10 lap of the park in a while - difference was getting up on my toes and this made a huge difference although the work involved in strengthening my achilles so I can do this on a regular basis will be tough.
Volume was slightly lower than intended so hopefully this week I'll be able to hit something in the high 70s / low 80s.