Distance 46.9 km
I think that it is fair to say that this was not a particularly good week, as illustrated by the lack of a long run. I thought that things were going OK until Friday morning when I had done 3 fast, but short, sessions and I felt I was moving in the right direction with regard to my next phase of the training. On Saturday I went to my chiropractor for the first time this year and asked him take a look at some of the niggles in my left leg. There was nothing that I was particularly worried about but I thought that it would be good to sort them out now and I left feeling good.
I had planned to do my long run on Saturday evening, but it went all pear shaped right away. All summer I had been trying to keep my heart rate under 140, but I had now decided to move it into the 140 to 150 zone as I was getting closer to the race. I don’t know if that was the reason or not, but right I way I did not feel good and I only managed to complete half the planned distance.
I planned to have another go on Sunday, but I still felt no good in the morning and my HRV told be as much with a 10 point drop, so I decided to take a rest day.
Hopefully, things will improve from Tuesday after 2 rest days.
Tuesday LT Run 5.3 km (3km at Lactate Threshold)
Wednesday Track 11.1 km (6 x 1000m Intervals)
Friday MPS 14.1 km (5km at Marathon Pace)
Saturday Aerobic 16.4 km