This question is probably asked most of all questions, considering that the main one is “doesn’t it hurt your feet?”
So, what does it look like? It does alter but here’s a general run through.
4:30am 5 Days A Week – Core and Strength work
- 20 single leg squats (10 each leg)
- 10 weighted squats (10kg)
- Pressups (normal – 40, wide arm – 26, medicine ball – 24, normal – 14, wide – 16)
- Swiss ball plank – 1 minute
- Side plank (feet on Swiss ball) – 1 minute each side
- Pull-ups – split into sets of 9, 6, 4, 6
Aerobic Base Runs (heart rate at 145bpm) – this is for the next 6 weeks – any high end workouts are hidden in the middle of the the longer runs keeping to about 80/20 ratio.
- Tuesday – 8 miles
- Wednesday – 8 miles
- Thursday – 8 miles
- Friday – 6 miles
- Saturday – 30
- Sunday – 15 miles
So far I’ve been averaging around 55-65 miles a week with some hill work. I live in a hilly place so flat runs involve nearly 1000ft of climb.
Then there’s the form specific work that I do based on analysis of my form by a specialist physio (Nick Allen of Buxton Physiotherapy Centre). I also wear a 10kg weighted vest at work 3 times a week. I look an utter fool, but it serves it’s purpose!
Now, I’m getting mentally ready to get a big mileage week in with a practice run of Plan B (35 miles with camping gear) to make the most of my half term.
I’m sure other people training is far more hardcore and intense, but so far I feel far lighter on my feet and more confident in my body than I have in 37 years of using it.
Have a good weekend.