My road to 26.2 Miles – Weeks 3 and 4

In response to my posts from earlier, I continue ahead. If you haven’t read it before here’s a link to it.

Part 1 : My road to 26.2 miles – Week 1

Part 2 : My Road to 26.2 Miles – Week 2

The idea initially was to post a weekly update as well as my training plan along the way. However, week three was uneventful or vaguely eventful and so I decided to club the 2 weeks. However, I don’t think that will be necessary in the weeks to come, since training has picked up quite some pace this week.

So for week 4 so far, I’ve managed to cover about 35 kms. I also managed to do my weight training 3 days a week in the evenings and some core work along the way. The day-wise breakup is as follows:

Day 1: Morning : 5k running.  Evening : Chest & Triceps.

Day 2: Morning : 35 mins of yoga and core. Evening : 7kms running.

Day 3: Morning : Back and biceps.  Evening : 35 mins of cycling.

Day 4: Morning : Rest.

Day 5: Morning : 7kms running.

Day 6: Morning : 10kms running.

Day 7: Morning : 4kms running.

In the meantime, I have also managed to tweak my diet to increase my protein intake and reduce my carb intake. I instead consume more of fats. I have also managed to shed another kilo and that has really managed to add a spring to my step while running. I also climb about a 100 flight of stairs a week.

Another step I’ve taken is increase the amount of stretching to avoid feeling stiff. I stretch a few times a day now, especially if it’s been a sedentary day. The diet and workout changes have certainly improved recovery.

For next week, I intend to increase to 40-45kms and do some more stretching and core work, coupled with some strength training.


Until Next Time,

The Travellothoner.

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