Gotta Start Somewhere
I'm aiming to keep the plan simple. The aim at the moment is to build up a high level of base for the rest of the year before I work out where I really want to go with my running. To that end I am working on having key sessions on 8-9 day cycles against a back drop of sustained aerobic running, a couple of strength sessions and optional swim or bike ride.
The key runs will be:
- Long Run (2 hours)
- VO2 max
The rest will be interspersed with steady aerobic running, and if needed replaced with much easier recovery style sessions. The amount of high end could be considered minimal to begin with. Performing only a small volume in each session of fast running. The concept is that a little often should provide enough of a training stimulus without creating other problems.
The details appear vague, but because I needed to see how my body is going to respond over the first couple of weeks, I need to play it a little safe, plus see how close to the mark I really am. It's good to be back.