Week 5 – London Marathon Training Review

After my downbeat review last week I am pleased to say this week has been much more positive. Following an easy 4 miles on Monday, I had a visit to the physio on Tuesday. He was really pleased as the stiffness in the achilles and calf from the previous weeks had virtually disappeared and the lump on the achilles had just about gone too! I came away with instructions to carry on the stretching and icing, although the heel drops have now been increased and the go ahead to add a mile every other run. This means I should be up to about 8 miles by the time I go back to see him in two weeks.

I ran two six milers at the back end of the week. The first on Thursday was rather slow, but as it was further than I’d run for nearly a month I was very cautious. The second on Saturday was a little quicker (averaged about 9:45) which isn’t that quick in the scheme of things, but as with the distance the quickest I’ve run in a month. Things are now starting to slot back into place…

Assuming the gradual increase in mileage goes ok, I can then add 2 miles per run on following my next physio visit. It’s not the most practical way to increase mileage but is helping with my overall mileage, so although I’m not running vast distances at any one time, I am still putting some miles in which can only be good. I was quite heartened by looking at my mileage from last year and although my long runs are a bit shorter, my overall weekly mileage is very similar so all is not lost and we are well on the road to recovery!


Monday – slow 4 miles

Tuesday – physio then Matt Roberts Core DVD

Wednesday – swim session with GreenlightPT

Thursday – 6 miles easy

Friday – rest

Saturday – 6 miles easy

Sunday – 35 mins turbo

Miles for the week – 16 miles

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