Week 9 of the Garmin Coach 5K plan has come and gone and it will be a short read. I have been down with the flu and was only able to get one run in this week. That sucks a lot, but I am kinda curious to see how Coach Greg feels about this. I considered pausing the training plan, but that would also mean rescheduling my 5K race and I didn’t want to do that.
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Training 32 – Easy run
The goal is a regular easy run with a 5 minute warm-up, 20 minute easy run, 10 minute optional easy run and a 5 minute. The first 20 minutes I ran at an average pace of 8:52. And that was it. I was not feeling good, felt like I was sweating ‘wrong’ (does that makes any sense??) and had been debating with myself wether or not I would turn around and go home for at least 10 minutes. I turned around, went home, got myself fixed up, went to work and went back home a few hours later. The flu had set in and it was time to surrender myself.
Training 33 – Goal pace repeats
I had actually been looking forward to this run since it showed up in my Garmin Coach a week ago as this should be a training I should be able to manage a lot better as the last goal pace repeats
Coach Greg threw my way. The plan: a 10 minute warm-up, 4 times 800 meters at goal pace followed by a 400 meter recovery and finally a cooling down of 10 minutes. I’ve considered rescheduling the training if I’d be feeling well enough soon, but that didn’t happen. Next week’s speed workout is a new one that I’m also looking forward to: a tempo run.
Training 34 – Easy run
Another standard easy run that unfortunately didn’t happen. It is important to note that the total running time is increasing as of this training. Instead of the normal 5-20-10-5 run Coach Greg has planned a 10 minute warm-up, 25 minute easy run, 10 minute easy run and a 10 minute cooling down.
Training 35 – Long easy run
Today’s long also didn’t happen. Coach Greg had the same extended long run planned as last week: 10 minute warm-up, 45 minute easy run, 5 minute easy run and a 10 minute cooling down.
This week was a bit of a disappointment with only one 30 minute run. Coach Greg hasn’t realised my issues yet, cause there is no drop in his confidence level yet. I think this comces either after the week finishes or you continue with the training plan without making up for the lost trainings. I’ve decided I will not be rescheduling my trainings and simply continue with the plan as it is. Hopefully next Tuesday I’ll be able to do a short easy run again.