Week 4 has come and gone. Week 4 is a ‘light’ week with only 27 ish miles in it. The weekend had a 10K and 20K run.
Over all things didn’t go too badly although even a light week was still a little on the hard side. With only a month into this training plan it’s been going okay but I’m leaning toward dropping the Wednesday run. It at most is just to get rid of that “something is missing today” feeling. That will leave Tuesday and Thursday as the various tempo, interval, threshold, hill repeats, speed etc runs. Saturday and Sunday will be the back to back training and long slow runs.
A problem I’m trying to get ahead of before it’s a problem is over-training. Wear and tear is cumulative if you don’t have time to recovery.
And a reminder that this plan is a hybrid 50 plan. A bit more than needed for a 50k and a bit less than a 50mile plan.
Also to be remembered is this is our first attempt at going beyond a marathon which we’ve done a whopping 2 of, one road, one trail.
Next week will be some solo training runs as B won’t be available most days. The difficulty ramps up a bit with Tuesday being a ME day, where the run is done in the Morning and Evening which for this first ME day is a 5K.
Thursday is a 3K pyramid which is a 3K z2, 3K z4, 3K z2.
The weekend is a 15k and 25K weekend.
Total distance is thus 59K or 37ish miles. That’s assuming we skip the 6k on Wednesday which I’m pretty sure we will. Otherwise it would be 40+ miles.