I’m halfway through the base training plan – 4 more weeks to go.
My body feels fully recovered from the marathon now. In my runs on Thursday and the long run yesterday, I’ve written in my training log that it felt ‘effortless’, and yet I’m doing these easy runs almost one minute per mile faster than I was back in March when I started running again.
This next block of training will continue the long steady runs, but with a sprinkling of faster workouts beginning on Thursday with a steady state (just below threshold) effort. I’m excited and looking forward to it.
I’ll also be ramping up the core strength work over the next 4 weeks before I move onto the next block of training, which will focus on hills and building strength.
This is my first winter of proper running training and I’m excited to see what difference it makes once I start racing in the Spring.
What do you do for training over the winter? Do you have challenges with the weather? Let me know in the comments below!