Archive for September, 2010
After Action Review
It’s that time of the week again, here is my After Action Review for week 5. If you are a regular reader you will be, by now, familiar with the concept of the After Action Review. If not, there is an overview in the post for week 2. Please read on for an update on my progress toward my goal of running in and completing the EDF Birmingham Half Marathon.
Training Week 5 – After Action Review
1. What specific goal am I committed to achieve?
On October 24th 2010 I will complete the EDF Birmingham Half Marathon in a time of 1:59:00 or better
Complete week 5 of my half marathon training programme
2. What are my current results in relation to that goal?
|Day||Planned Activity||Actual Activity||Status|
|Mon||Rest day||Rest day||Green|
|Tue||4 mile run||4.66 mile run||Green|
|Wed||Cross Training||9.08 miles/39:10 minutes Cycling||Green|
|Thu||4 miles at race pace, target 09:05 min/mile||4.53 miles, avg 08:52 min/mile||Green|
|Fri||Rest day||gym – upper body workout||Green|
|Sat||8 mile run
As I had got close to that last week I set a target on 9 miles
|9.47 mile run (1:28:55)||Green|
|Sun||3.5 mile EZ run||3.80 mile run & gym||Green|
3. In this After Action Review period, what went right and why? Identify strengths and strategies to build on them?
All activities completed in line with the schedule.
I exceeded the training requirement on most activities.
The commitment and determination to achieve the goal and the commitment that I have made to report on my progress continue to provide motivation.
I have the established a routine. I am enjoying the training and seeing progress in the results.
BONUSES: This week I have run the furthest I have ever done, done the longest cycle ride in this training schedule and exceeded the distance I ran in the whole of August (on September 18th) – I have received emails from RunKeeper on all of these, another source of motivation 😉
4. In this After Action Review period, what went wrong and why? Identify weaknesses and strategies to address them?
I cannot pinpoint anything that has gone wrong this week. I took the lessons from last week and have addressed them.
5. What corrective actions will I implement now to remain on target?
None specifically. Continue to apply the lessons learnt to this point
6. What are my commitments / goals for the upcoming week so that I can consider my efforts a success?
This week – Complete week 6 of the training programme, largely as scheduled. As the Saturday run is scheduled to be a 9 miler, I will decide on an alternative distance as I have surpassed the 9 mile point this week
That completes my After Action Review for week 5 of the Half Marathon training programme.
Watch out next week for my After Action Review for week 6…