It wasn’t a great finish last week. I got a bit too excited about increasing my mileage and seeing my fitness improve on my morning runs so I ran too much causing my achilles to become inflamed which forced me to rest the first few days during this week.

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Monday – Rest

Rest today with some slight limping, it didn’t feel good.

Tuesday – Rest

Another forced rest day although I did a little circuit at home which involved performing 2 sets of the following exercises:

  • 40 mountain climbers (20 each leg)
  • 20 cross back lunges (10 each leg)
  • 40 half squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 20 crunches
  • 10 jump squats

Wednesday – Weight Training

I decided I should be fine to do some weight training, but I de-loaded a bit, reducing the weight and sets. I did:

  • 3 sets of 6 x 60 kg deadlifts
  • 3 sets of 4 x 50 kg deep squats
  • 3 sets of 10 pull ups
  • 1 sets of 6 x 40 kg hanging cleans
  • 1 sets of 3 x 30 kg snatch
  • 15 leg pulls

Thursday – Easy Run

I tested the legs this morning and did a 5 km easy run in 25′ without any pain in my achilles which was encouraging!

Friday – Steady Run

This morning was an 8.1 km steady run in the morning coupled with 2 strides at the end taking 40’15”. I was glad to see I had no issues here either!

Saturday – Tempo Run

In the morning I did a 3.7 km jog warm up followed by some running drills before starting what I thought would be a run paced at around 4:10 min/km pace for 8 km. I was wrong. I got dragged around for 5 km at an average of 3:39 per km before deciding to drop off and finish my run at a steadier pace finishing 8 km in 31’42”. I then finished off with a 1.8 km jog cool down. It was certainly a bit of a shock to my body to run that for so long, but it felt good and I was glad that I had no issues with my achilles either!

Sunday – Long Run

Today I did a 13.2 km long run at 4:22 min/km average pace. I was planning on doing anywhere from 8 km up to 14 km based on how I was feeling in my achilles and since I had no problems, I went a bit further than expected!

Weekly Mileage: 40.8 km / 25.3 miles

How was your training this week?