Thursday 24 March 2011

All in a week's work

How do you taper? There is lots of conflicting advice, isn't there? This year started with cram-training because I was scared of undertraining. Then with the rapid increase in miles - mainly road miles - I was concerned about overtraining. Then I hit taper and someone mentioned the concept of de-training and then there was more panic.

Personally I like to knock back on the miles, but stick with some speed work. Not de-training, but possibly overtraining? Who knows?

Mon, March 14: 8 x 3 mins (60 sec)
6.58,6.52, 6.59, 6.29, 6.32, 6.55, 6.44, 6.41
Tues, March 15: 6 miles easy
Wed, March 16: 3 x 10 min (2 mins)
7.10, 6.58, 6.51
Thurs, March 17: Club session with 2 x 2 mile tempo
Fri, March 18: Rest
Sat, March 19: Rest
Sunday, March 20: Get this. I did 42 laps round the pond in Victoria Park. Even the ducks wanted to throw things at me. I thought it might help get my head round the repitition. It didn't. 12.5 miles all in. Although I felt so good doing a normal long run and being home for 10am.

Mon, March 21: 15 x 1 (30 sec)Average 6:30 - although the last one was 5:57!
Tues, March 22: 5.5 miles easy
Wed, March 23: 8, 6, 5 (90 sec) 4, 3, 2, 1 (60 sec)
7.11, 6.50, 6.58, 6.44, 6.43, 6.52, 6.07
Thurs, March 24: 5.5 easy

That's all from me, folks. I've hung up my trusty Garmin and my ipod for the foreseeable future. I just need to stop eating my supplies for Sunday now.


Anonymous said...

Have you got your Scotland running kit yet???

Murdo t M

John O'Regan said...

All the best Debs and see you in Perth.


Anonymous said...

All the best from MILBURN Harriers for the weekend Debbie do Scotland PROUD Good Luck JIM ROBERTSON.phbres

GaryB said...

All the best for the going weekend I'm lokking forward to reading about your experience

Thomas said...

Debs, de-training?
Why do you do that to me? You know I am a hypochondriac!
You mention it and promptly I suffer from it... I have all the symptoms. In fact I suffer from overtraining, undertraining AND de-training AT THE SAME TIME!

But there is no question that I am looking forward to ending this taper business soon with a nice 100k jog. On Sunday! Want to join in?

Cu soon!

John Kynaston said...

What's de-training?? I've not heard that one before.

Rest well today and tomorrow and you'll be raring to go round and round and round and round again!

See you Sunday.

PS 5.57 .... impressive!

xiain said...

Debbie, good luck on Sunday. Best wishes for a successful day to you and to Sharon. Iain