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|Subject: ||RE: Soup to Nuts - Letsrun Train Me|
Phew. End of a rough 36 hours and I need to moan.... I got over my bug and was nicely rested and hoping to run a good 5000m last night. Only problem was wife had a bad cold, so I was hoping kids would behave and I could duck out for 2 hours in the evening. Then BOTH schools called home at midday to say the kids had this bug that's going around, wife brought them home, I had to rush home to babysit all 3 of them, and to cut a long story short got very little sleep last night. The poor French student staying with us was wondering what strange circle of hell he had ended up in. Then I had to rearrange a huge meeting today and somehow deal with slipping customer deadlines, get stuff to and from schools (vacation starts today) etc etc. Massively behind with work. Attempted tempo+hills on the way home, struggled through 2.5miles @ 5:50 pace, then gave up on the first hill rep feeling ridiculously weak and dizzy in the head.
Hopefully the whole family is now on the mend, except that I'm bound to catch the cold next. But looking back, the whole of March in my training diary is one big random mess of half-sessions and interruptions - just when I should have had a really solid month.
ID, reading what you posted, it seems like you're saying you won't take an easy week afterwards if you do the second HM. I think a race that big should warrant a recovery week - although there is no reason why you shouldn't use that week to start easing into your first track reps.
I also don't think time is particularly short. You are doing hills already and well out of Phase I by some measures, and Jack D says 12 weeks is plenty for 2 phases.
I could write a book on approaches to track sessions, but I suspect it will be better for a night's sleep...
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