Greetings and a very belated Happy New Year!
First of all I want to start off by apologising for the lack of content on the blog….I made a new years resolution to get regular content on my YouTube channel and so although that has worked…the blog has dropped off! I shall however endeavor to keep it up to date more regularly!
So Let’s just recap on where we finished training wise in 2016 and where we have kicked off from in 2017…..
2016 was a great finish to the year….solid blocks of training documented in the blog section meant that some PB times were set in the shorter races. A great 8 days were had off over Christmas and things kick started back in the first week of January.
2017 has seen me embark on a 10 week training plan courtesy of Dan Page, a very talented running coach and quick runner himself! I sought Dan’s advise at the beginning of the year because my first race in March would be a 20 mile race. For those of you who have followed my running journey on YouTube, you will know that my only race over half marathon distance was the Gloucester Marathon and that didn’t end well. I had been chatting to Dan towards the end of 2016 and with this race in mind the majority of my long runs in November & December were at least 15 miles. I felt this would give me a good base to build from come January….
Fast forward to today (March 7th 2017) and the race is only 4 days away… training has been great…9 solid weeks of hard work (bar one bout of illness that took me out for two sessions) has seen me clock around 40 miles a week straight and multiple long run workouts that nearly broke me are now in the past!
The 2017 racing journey begins this Saturday morning at 9:00am and I can’t wait to attempt to run a solid 20 mile race without fading too much at the end….a week later we get back to half marathon distance with the Forest of Dean Spring half marathon.
We then embark on another training block for our May races….
I can’t wait to get back out there this Saturday and get racing again, make sure you keep up to date over on YouTube as a race vlog will be coming!