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Lindsey’s October Training Log

posted on October 11, 2019


I’m 6 weeks away from the meet/marathon weekend, so training is getting more intense in the weight room and longer on the road. I won’t lie, while I am enjoying the hell out of training this way, I am tired and hungry pretty much all the time. As I type this, I’m fighting off sleep and downing a coffee cake and an oat milk fall spice latte (can’t help myself) for both the caffeine and the calories.

 

I’m extra fatigued today because a bit ago I finished a long workout that consisted of moderately heavy squat and bench singles, followed by a deadlift at 85% and my deadlift assistance. In essence, I’m mimicking a full meet on the day before my long run, as practice for the real thing. This is week three of this change, and so far it’s been valuable. I get some specialized practice in (using lift-specific bars, practicing commands, etc) and go into my run with a realistic amount of fatigue from lifting the day before.

 

This week:

 

FRIDAY Weight Sets Reps
Squat 235 5 1
Competition Bench 145 5 1
Competition Deadlift 305 1 2
  245 3 3
Romanian Deadlift 185 3 8
Single Leg RDL 35 3 10 per
Slow Eccentric Step Down 3 8 per
Ab Wheel 3 10
FB Side Bend 35 3 10 per
 

SATURDAY

     
Back Down Run 12 miles    

 

Running mileage builds up and backs down week to week. This is a back down week, where I focused on short and fast workouts on the weekdays and will just do an easy 12 on Saturday.

 

Next week, mile repeats on Tuesday around a 7:30 pace, a long tempo run at (or just faster than) race pace, then an 18 miler Saturday. Peaking will continue in my lifts. Just need to keep eating and do everything I can to get more sleep.

 

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