In my perfect running world my weekly calendar would look something like this:
Monday – rest day (cross training, may be bike ride to or after work)
Tuesday – short run (intervals, fartlek, speed work) or evening run
Wednesday – rest day (lunch time swim?)
Thursday – mid run 45 mins to one hour
Friday – rest (may be a bike ride)
Saturday – cross train (swim/gym), or may be park run when tapering/cutting back the miles
Sunday – early morning long run
I would feast on porridge, steamed fish and greens, freshly squeezed juice, and superfoods such as blueberries, and of course Greek Yoghurt and honey.
That is what I routinely find myself thinking about, as well as having the physique of an Olympic triathlete, and a proper racing bike; and a few years ago when I took up running, my routine was looking something like that – I even joined Tri-Anglia for a bit, but I couldn’t hack the midweek swimming sessions.
But then something changed.
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