Cork City marathon training – week 3

Week 3 of my training for the Cork City marathon saw me recovering from the National Cross Country race at the weekend with an easy run on the Monday morning. I then chose to bring my planned 15 mile long run forward from Thursday to Tuesday in order to avoid the worst of the weather which was forecast! This week also saw me start the second block of strength training workouts which will see me through to the middle of week 4.

My week ended up looking like this:

Monday – easy/recovery run in the morning (2.7 miles); led RTW runners group in the evening (2.2 miles warm up and 2 miles cool down).

Tuesday – 15 mile long run in the morning incorporating race nutrition fueling; strength workout 1 – upper body in the evening.

Wednesday – rest.

Thursday – strength workout 2 – single leg exercises.

Friday – 7 mile tempo run with 1 mile warm up and 1 mile cool down. View a summary of this session on my Garmin Connect page:

Saturday – led beginners group in the afternoon; strength workout 3 – core in the evening.

Sunday – led RTW runners beginners group in the morning (5 minute walk, 25 minute jog, 10 minute walk)

Total mileage for the week – 36.79 (32 miles were planned)

I am now into week 4 of my training plan and have completed my interval session this morning. Check back early next week for an overview of this weeks training, which will see me reduce my mileage ahead of my next event and final race in a Tonbridge AC vest – the Lydd 20 mile road race on Sunday 8th March.

Please feel free to leave comments on my blog and let me know how your training is going.

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