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Spin day after long run?

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Toowittoowoo Wed 14-Jun-17 14:06:45

Currently my longest run a week is 10k but I am looking to start increasing my distance now that the kids are getting a bit easier and I don't feel so guilty leaving them with DH for 2 hours while I go off for an indulgent run in the sunshine!

However I have looked at 1/2 marathon training plans online and none fit into my life. I can fit in the right number of days training but I can't fit them in the right order. Is it a silly idea to do spin the day the long run? I have two forced rest days in the week because there is no time for anything other than work and kids but they just don't follow the long run.

I think may be confusing myself by reading too much contradictory information online! Any advice appreciated.

timshortfforthalia Wed 14-Jun-17 16:11:31

I think it's fine. Spin is low impact and great cross training so if you can include it in your schedule I would def prioritise it over a third rest day.

Plans are great for an overview of what kinds of sessions you should be doing, but the reality of life makes them near impossible to follow exactly.

BrexitSucks Wed 14-Jun-17 19:28:36

Out of curiousity, which training plan will you follow (can you link)?
You haven't explained why you need to do spin AND 1/2M training.
Are you going to do the long run slowly?

Toowittoowoo Wed 14-Jun-17 20:32:59

Well, none of the training plans really fit into my weekly schedule but they all seem to have include 1 long run, 1 shorter tempo run and 1 intervals/hill repeats/fartlek run. On top of that I can two 2 XT (1 spin and 1 swimming).

I know there are other XT I could do but I really like the spin class - it is fun and I like people who go!

BrexitSucks Wed 14-Jun-17 20:59:43

I would try it & see how things go. The one time I did spin it was killer on my shoulder, total sweat fest. So I would keep a run the day before relatively gentle even if long.

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