Previously, my training was a mixed bag of running and cycling, which was great to still get some conditioning for the legs but my feet weren’t getting the equivalent workout. I am now focusing on longer runs, with one weekly run aimed at race strategy pacing.
- Session 1 – Long run, for race preparation with focus on time duration allowing for walking, eating and getting used to carrying a pack. 3+ hours increasing incrementally, practicing on trail terrain.
- Session 2 – Short Run, 4-5km the day after long run to keep the body moving.
- Session 3 – Tempo Interval Run, 45 min including 3 x 7 min intervals. It’s nice to open the stride out on a run to keep mobility rather than always adopting the ‘ultra shuffle’ style.
- Session 4 – Medium Run, 18-20km just running. Still with a pack and hydration.
I still do a cycle commute but only 2-3 times a week now and dependent on what the body allows me.
The Profeet Run Lab team will be heading to Chamonix soon for some training so it will be a great opportunity for some variation in routine and the challenge of the mountains. I’ll update you on how it goes next time.