Target: 345 Km
Training log – View here
How did the month go?
Entering a new phase of the training plan in June, in May there was an emphasis of on increasing a full weeks training volume but spread across 6 days a week. In June there was more consolidation to increase single sessions to larger distances but with a slight reduction in total training volume.
A total months reduction from May of about 60Km less but the highlight being a great double spine of the Malvern hills at 50Km distance and over 2km of elevation gain. It was a great test of using poles, walking uphills, nutrition, hydration and technique.
I decided to chuck something new in to the plan and used my new Inov-8 TerraUltra 260’s on my 50Km and the result was good, no major issues, no rubbing and muscles felt good. This is especially good as they encourage a lot more of a forefoot strike which in the space of 12weeks from being a dedicated heel striker is a great result.
Only minor downsides this month was in my barefoot running…
Was it calf pains – No
Was it sore ankles – No
Was it taking the end of my big toe off on a rock whilst gently running – Yep!
Next month I am getting some barefoot running shoes from Merrel so looking forward to more protected feet 🙂
Now go on, just f’ing run!