As you noticed in the previous couple of posts, I’m embarking on a new adventure, a 12 hour race at Sri Chinmoy Belgrade Ultramarathon later this year. As I type this, we’re 12 weeks till race day and I wanted to share the breakdown of Week 1 of the training along with the plans for the current week.
Monday morning called for an easy 7-8km run and I slightly went over the prescribed distance as the legs felt fresh from the two week vacation and no running.
Tuesday was 6km + strides, managed to do the 6km but no strides as the temperature was already 27c 8 AM in the morning
10k mid week was also hot but managed to keep the low HR during the run.
Thursday was the day off.
Friday called for another easy 10k, which was easy following a day off.
Just over 9k on Saturday hit the sweet spot.
First 21+km in a while. The goal was to go for 2h:30m and not focus on the pace or distance. Managed to clock in just under 22km, in 2h:17m. The goal is to up this run to 3 hours in the coming weekend.
I’ve clocked in just under 66km last week and have to admit that I feel a bit tired today. The hope is that by keeping the milage all in slow pace it will help the recovery process and help the aerobic base building phase.