Training For Trail Running – Week Six Progress

Training For Trail Running – Week Six Progress


Time to Get Back to It

With my daughter Ella flying back to Australia this past week there were plenty of sad goodbyes. Having family and friends visiting is always a wonderful time but does tend to impact the training schedule.

Time to get back to some more structured weeks. Although my friend Jim is arriving at the end of the week this won’t be an issue as Jim is my running partner from Australia. Getting the work done should not be a problem at all and will in fact be a lot of fun catching up with him at the same time.

I did get some good threshold runs in but I didn’t get a speed session done. I will endeavour to start implementing a speed session from here on in.

Although the schedule was impacted from outside influences I was still able to achieve my biggest total kilometers and elevation for the year so far. Everything is still progressing forward at a good rate.

My week went as follows:

DAY

TRAINING

DISTANCE

ELEVATION

Monday AM

Off

Monday PM

Run – 9km Threshold, 9km easy

Ocean Swim

18.1km

264m

129m

Tuesday AM

Walk

2km

267m

Tuesday PM

Easy Run

24.5km

629m

Wednesday AM

Walk

3.7km

61m

Wednesday PM

Easy Run

9.6km

141m

Thursday AM

Off

Thursday PM

Ocean Swim

1112m

Friday AM

Off

Friday PM

Threshold Run

Ocean Swim

Easy Run

12.4km

1734m

5.6km

265m

144m

Saturday AM

Easy Run

Trail Run

Easy Run

3.1km

10.2km

3.2km

62m

446m

37m

Saturday PM

Off

Sunday AM

Off

Sunday PM

Threshold Run

8.2km

193m

TOTALS

Running 100.7km

Swimming 3120m

2368m

Strava Stats Andrew OBrien

Strava Stats Andrew OBrien

Looking Forward

Another area I will focus on in the coming weeks is my leg strength exercises as this has been lacking especially this past week. I have actually noticed a mild decline in how well my back was holding up so I really need to keep leg and buttock exercises up as a priority. I will endeavour to get back on track with this along with increasing my elevation and incorporating that speed session.

Happy Running,

Andrew.


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