MONDAY: a 9.5km run to start the week, tried to keep it at recovery pace. Legs didn't feel too tired after Sunday. Body Pump class afterwards.
TUESDAY: I had slight IT band pain today after yesterday's run, so chose to have a break from running and cross train instead, as well as applying lots of ice to the area! I did a 10km cycle on the bike at the gym focusing on fast cadence with slight hill inclines. I finished with a good stretch and foam roller session.
WEDNESDAY: my legs felt very tight on today's run, from my hamstrings right down to my calves. I made it through the 11.5km though and then onto Body Pump.
THURSDAY: I split my run into two, 10km run first followed by Bootcamp, then a 2km run afterwards. I chose a new route for the 10km element of the run with a few less inclines to give my legs a bit of a break. I actually ran without any form of calf pain for the first time in a long while too!
FRIDAY: Rest Day - and travel down to London ready for the #extramile ambassadors training day.
SATURDAY: today was the #extramile training session with Martin Yelling - I will write a full blog on this soon - but overall a thoroughly enjoyable day. On the track we focussed on pacing, practicing our marathon pace and also experimenting with threshold running (running at 90% effort).
SUNDAY: mastered my longest ever run today, 27km. I tried to keep my pace in check, so I actually did a 'long slow run' for once! I kept a consistent pace throughout and after my initial calf pain wore off, my legs felt strong and only tired towards the very end. I also seemed to get my nutrition aspect better as I wasn't starving hungry towards the end!