The road to Stockholm – Week One

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This is what my week’s training looks like.

I’ll update this with comments at the end of the week. If I’m feeling extremely energetic, I’ll update it as I do each session. I ain’t promising, though.

Week Breakdown Nutrition Breakdown Other Considerations Comments
1 (Monday April 6th) REST
  • No difference
·         Take measurements and report any changes.  no food logged.

slept until 1pm, still jet lagged

Tues WU1M/I200m x 10/CD1M
  • +200kcals
  • Take additional calories after training session.
 Went to club instead, did pyramid session. Felt weak so had to stop.  Ave pace 9:10min/mil, fastest 5:02. 3.33miles

2,203 calories

Wed COMMUTE/ASLAKE COURT
  • +200kcals
  • Again take additional calories after training.
 2,226 calories

Cycling felt pretty good, tyres have been fixed

Thurs – BOOK CLUB CIRCUIT 2
  • no difference
 1,394 calories

cycled to book club

Fri 8M – WU1M/E1M/MP3M/T3M/CD1M
  • +500kcals
  • Use 500kcals for refuel after training the rest can be spread throughout the day.
·         This will feel a long day.  2,280

7.85miles

splits:

WU9:28

E1M 9:04

MP 3M 8:54/8:51/9:06

T3M10:00/10:15

CD1M 9:54

Sat RETESTING
  • +500kcals
  • fuel for half marathon
  • Spread extra throughout day.
·         Travel to London – try to stay off your feet 2,380calories

no retesting,train was earlier than thought. Will be rescheduled

Sun – FULHAM PUTNEY HALF WU1Mi/E40M/M40M/WD1Mi
  • +1200kcals
  • Make sure to take a few little snacks with you on your run.  I would advise a mixture of fat, protein and sugar will allow for enjoyment whilst running.
  • Try not to consume any more than 300kcals whilst out on the run.
·         Try to get at least 8+ portions of vegetables and fruit in on this day to help with recovery.  3,135 calories

3 portions of veg

Tough half, 2:09 ish (splits below)

Fulham Putney splits

Analysis

So, I clearly eat too much.

I need to keep a much more stringent eye on what I eat as it’s consistently 300 calories higher a day than it should be. Over ten days, that’s a 1lb gain.

I am reasonably happy with my cycling and my macronutrients split i.e. protein/fat/carbs though.

So basically, I’m eating what I need to, but just too much of it.

Onwards and upwards!

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