24th May 2018
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Marathon matters: week six

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Due to a computer glitch Paul Woods did not get the marathon matters column for those in training for the half marathon in June to us last week. For those missing the schedule, here it is:

As I write this the sun is blazing through the sitting room window. Drought, what drought? There has been little or no cause for complaining about training conditions and I hope everyone is on target as we approach the halfway point of the half marathon training programme.

This weekend sees the second run at Tingwall. A six-mile (approximately) test for you practice your potential race pace and one decent hill. After the success of Gulberwick I hope to see a lot more folk coming and giving it a bash. We may include a slightly shorter route for those who just fancy a Sunday run.

Week six
Beginners: Monday – 4 mile run; Tuesday – strength and conditioning; Wednesday – 2 mile run or cross train; Thursday – 4 mile run and strength work; Friday – rest or easy run; Saturday – rest; Sunday – “Tingwall Trot” or 6 mile run.
Intermediate: Monday – 4 mile run; Tuesday – strength and conditioning; Wednesday – 40 minute tempo run; Thursday – 3 mile run and strength work; Friday – rest or easy run; Saturday – rest; Sunday – “Tingwall Trot” or 8 mile run.
Advanced: Monday – 3 mile run and strength work; Tuesday – 6x400m at 5k pace; Wednesday – 3 mile run and strength work; Thursday – 30 minute tempo run; Friday – rest or easy run; Saturday – rest; Sunday – “Tingwall Tornado(!)” or 90 minute run.
Good luck with your week six training. Hopefully everyone is fit and healthy and if you are still humming and heying just get the entry form filled in and sent off. You would be surprised how that will focus the mind.
Remember to vist www.shetlandroadraces.org or the facebook page and you can contact me at paul.woods56@btinternet.com.
Happy running.

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