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5km Training - Want to be XC Ready by October
dmw9255 Wrote:Hi TheEd,

I rested completely yesterday, as I am feeling the effects of a virus. So I am planning a very easy week of training before a long weekend in Bergen.

Saturday - Easy 30 mins this morning, 5.5km @ 5:48/km pace. Average HR - 137bpm.
Sunday - I am planning a very easy 10km (may be reduced depending on feeling).
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - Easy 40 Mins
Wednesday - Easy 50-60 mins
Thursday - Easy 40-50 Mins.

Friday 5th - Monday 8th I will be in Bergen for a break and no running, but plenty of walking. Big Grin

I was hoping to do a 2 week 10km plan starting 9th April as I have booked in a 10km race on Friday 19th. We can get into the specifics a bit closer to the time.

Best Regards.


Just a brief Update:

The virus has fully taken effect, so my training this week has been decimated.

The last few days:

Sunday - Complete rest.
Monday - 30 mins very very easy.
Tuesday - 40 Mins very very easy.
Wednesday - Complete rest.
Today - Complete rest.

I travel to Bergen tomorrow, and will decide if I start training again on Tuesday on my recovery.

I am quite annoyed, as I have not pushed hard and rested when needed Sad

Best Regards.

Hi Dean, how is the recovery going?

TheEd Wrote:Hi Dean, how is the recovery going?


Hi TheEd,

The recovery has gone slower than planned, but that is not an issue....

Did two hikes in the mountains in Bergen over the weekend covering around 30km. Travelled back to the Uk yesterday and planning an easy week of jogging this week.

Today I jogged for 30 mins, ave pace 5:48/km, ave HR 141bpm. HR is still a little elevated for this pace compared to before the virus.

Plans this week:

Wed - Easy 35-40 Min Jog.
Thur - Easy 40-45 Min Jog
Fri - Strength
Sat - Easy 60-70 min Jog
Sun - Rest.

I have a 10k race on Good Friday, but not bothered about running a PB, I am just going to pace and enjoy.

Best Regards.

Hi Dean, as long as you enjoying the activity with no setbacks, then the consistency should set you up for the future

on we go


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