Training Log: 25th Sept - 1st Oct

Monday - Easy run to work 
AM did the long run to work and loved it. The hill to Hampstead is always a kicker but after that I felt like I was flying, albeit at 7'30-7'40 pace downhill!
PM - jogged home from the closer office and then went to Pilates. I'm not sure what Pilates I can do at the moment as there's a lot of conflicting advice about Diastis Recti and how crunches and 100s can cause it, so I might not go for much longer.

AM1:24:10, 10 miles, 8'21/mi, 146bpm
PM - 58:03, 6.7miles, 8'35/mi, 136bpm

Tuesday - Track Session


I knew this session was going to be a beast but I wanted to try. It's the first sessio of our higher volume winter sessions at Harrow AC (talking of which if you live out that way, come and join us!). The session was 20x 400 off 60s recovery. In the past I've run 1:20-1:22 reps but obviously I'm slower now! Still, I'd talked to BenFP and he suggested I try the first 5 threshold and then gradually push it more for each 5 reps. However, I felt like I was giving it all even from the start and by 10 I wondered if I could finish. On of the lovely guys at Harrow chatted to me and was asking how I was finding pregnancy affecting things and whether I was holding back. I told him Ididn't think I was - but I thought I'd try a bit harder for the next rep and that's when I knocked out a 1:25! From them on I was at least under 1:30 (except on) so thankyou sir!
Mr B wasn't at track so I jogged home - I was so hungry by the time I got back.
Tube -> Track = 28:10, 3.4m, 8'12/mi, 138bpm
Track = 20x 400 = 1:08:16, 6.3miles
1:32, 1:30, 1:30, 1:28, 1:31,
1:30, 1:29, 1:31, 1:29, 1:29,
1:31, 1:25, 1:26, 1:28, 1:29,
1:28, 1:31, 1:28, 1:28, 1:28
Track-> Home = 55:20, 5.9m, 9'15/mi, 167bpm

Wednesday - Gym Session
AM - very slow run to work as quicker than tube.
PM - Gym session but I've made some adjustments after researching what it's ok do to while pregnant without causing issues with separating stomach muscles (yokes)
AM1:01:19, 6.6m, 9'20/mi, 135bpm
Gym: 3 sets 20kg deadlift, 1 set 30kg & 2 sets 25kg split lunge, 3 sets 42.5kg squat,
3 x core but plank was supine, did single leg extension instead of hollow hold, Fire Hydrant instead of leg raise

Thursday - 10 minutes Warm Up, 8 x 2 minutes at 90% (10k) effort with a 90 second recovery, 10 minutes Cool Down

The deadlift/ split lunge session always gives me DOMS!!!. Also, I had a weird pain / tight feeling up right calf(the dodgy side) when cooling down so I iced and rollered & did 30 mins stretching session after.
47:20, 5.6 miles, varied pace and BPM.

Friday - Easy Run to Work
Done after work with heavy rucksack. Lower calves felt very very tight at the start.
StatsL 1:12:31, 8.4mi, 8'32/mi, 163bpm

Saturday - 75 minutes Easy Long Run


Did an easy run finishing with Canons Park Park Run at a steady effort. Finished first lady and 10th overall! Ha ha . V slow cool down with Mr B (Who did 20:20)
Stats: 1:13:37, 9.1 miles, 8'02/mi, 142bpm. Inc 22:05

Sunday - Body Weight Conditioning Work


Total Miles: 62.5

Weeks pregnant at start of week: 18