Cork City marathon training – week 2

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I had to amend my training for week 2 as it started off with an emergency on the Monday which I had to deal with and this meant I missed my planned interval session for that day. I ended up moving this session to Thursday, which in turn meant that I had to skip my intended 10 mile long run.

My week ended up looking like this:

Monday – strength workout 4 – core.

Tuesday – rest.

Wednesday – strength workout 5 – plyometrics.

Thursday – interval session: 30 x 30 second hill repeats with 90 second jog back recoveries (total of 1 hour) with a 1 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool down. View a summary of this session on my Garmin Connect page:

Friday – active recovery. Travel up to Nottingham. Gentle swim in the hotel pool then relaxing in the steam room and sauna.

Saturday – National Cross Country Championships – senior men’s race (12km) with a 1 mile warm-up and drills.

English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Sunday – rest. Return travel from Nottingham.

Total mileage for the week – 16.8 (35.5 miles were planned)

I am now into week 3 of my training plan and will again provide an update early next week. This week sees me recover from the National Cross Country race and begin to prepare for my next event, which is the Lydd 20 mile road race on Sunday 8th March.

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