Sixty years ago today (May 6th 1954) Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile record, something people thought was unachievable despite several near misses. A similar situation to the sub 2 hour marathon debate of the 21st century.
And from one glorious moment to another, this morning i returned to running. Four miles, pre-work, done at a very slow pace (31:45) but done pain free!! Which gives away, that the worse occurred with my shin splint and i missed a full week of training. That said, my leg was feeling a lot better on Friday but having read numerous internet horror stories of runners suffering with shin splints for months i figured id be cautious and take an extra few days off running.
And going off the book ‘Advanced Marathoning’ i should be ok, as long as i complete 75% of my training programme. To date, i have completed 83% of my target runs and covered 82% my planned milage.So, so far i am on course for that.
Overall I have now completed 30% of the miles total and 32% of runs scheduled for the 55 – 70 miles per week training programme.
So what does week 8 have in store for me :
Tuesday – Doing doubles – 6 miles (a.m) , 4 miles (p.m) – I ran the 4 miles this morning, i was up to late to do 6 miles, but one down one to go…..its all good.
Wednesday – 14 mile medium long run
Thursday – 5 mile recovery run
Friday – Lactate threshold 11 mile with 6 @ HM pace
Saturday – 6 mile recovery (Its Preston ParkRun 2nd birthday, come on down there will be cake)
Sunday – 20 mile long run
Here’s hoping the shin splint is well and truely gone…..touch wood!!
In other news :
Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon by Ira Rainey – My newest book review!