|Day (often done out of order)||Planned Runs||Actual Runs||Notes|
|Tues||Intervals (6 x 800m on, 200m off)||7.4 Miles at 8:05/mile||The only way I was going to get a run in today was to run to work, and run-commuting isn’t ideal for intervals, so I just made this a nice mid-distance run at just slightly below my intended marathon pace (8min/mile).|
|Weds||8 Miles Slow||Rest||Bugger|
|Thurs||5 Miles Steady to ‘brisk’||3.5 Miles at 7:50/mile||The best I could fit in at lunch time, but I think the pace probably qualifies as ‘brisk’|
|Sat||4 Miles Easy||4 Miles at 8:11/mile||Pretty much spot on|
|Sun||8 Miles including a 10k or 5 mile race if poss.||5.3 Miles at 7:52/mile||I didn’t have a convenient race to do, and I was also on a stag do, so frankly the fact that I ran at all is a miracle.|
On paper, I didn’t stick very well to the plan, but I’m pleased that I only missed one run, and I managed to get two runs in over the weekend despite being at a stag party.
I’m coming round to the idea that 5 runs a week is probably not really going to be doable given my schedule, but I think I’ll keep plugging away at this plan for now, and if I really can’t ever do 5 runs then I may adjust it down to 4.