Nice little 10 miler today with a half-decent 8:33 average pace. This is a bit of a leap into the unknown right now as my prescribed training plan finished with the first race and with the first three races pretty close together it’s difficult to work out what to do. I’m going to maintain the routine of doing a midweek speedwork/interval session and a long run every weekend but the long runs I’m just going to play by ear. After the March event things will be a bit easier to plan as all the subsequent races are around a month apart and all around the same weekend each month so once I find a routine that works I can just keep recycling it. However, if anyone knows of a better approach I would be grateful for the advice.
In terms of recovery, it certainly doesn’t feel like I ran a marathon last week as everything is completely back to normal. Having said that, I was somewhat surprised at just how easy I found doing 10 miles today compared to when I did it the first time several weeks ago!! I’ll probably go for 16 miles next weekend (slow & easy) and then take it fairly easy before the marathon the week after.