Perseverance is my middle name, so I refuse to let this annoying fatigue thing stop me running. I will accept that I must change the way I train and take a more recovery-based approach, hence Plan C (actually a modification of Plan A way back when :-)). There are a number of training plans out there that use a 2 week cycle over the more traditional 1 week cycle. If I take a similar approach, that makes it easier for me to get some quality sessions, but at the same time make every other day a recovery day, i.e. run q 48 hours :-).
The plan I have come up with is something along these lines, recognising that I will need to juggle for some preferred events and also if there are any other problems. I will take advantage of some of the OFF days and do a bit of weight training (plus it's nice to get outside at lunch time).
Mon - OFF
Tues - Long intervals session @track
Wed - OFF
Thurs - Longish easy run
Fri - OFF
Sat - Group training session - long hill reps.
Sun - OFF +/- bike ride
Mon - Long intervals of some sort
Tues - OFF
Wed - Easy moderate length run
Thurs - OFF
Fri - Short hill reps.
Sat - OFF +/- bike ride.
Sun - Long run
It will be interesting to see how it goes and what the level of fatigue is like with more enforced rest days. So far for the first week of q 48 hours, Monday I took off and Tuesday I did a 1K rep session. I think the day off helped and the session went reasonably well considering how flat I felt over the weekend. After the warm up I donned the inov8 shoes that caused me grief a couple of weeks ago and the calves were fine :-).
Monday - OFF
Tuesday - Warm up, 4 x 100m strides, 3 x 1K repetition with 90 sec recovery. 4:10 HRav 157bpm, 4:15 HRav 160bpm, 4:15 HRav 160bpm and a jog cool down. Got rather cold and that made me keep the session at 3 reps rather than 4.
Wednesday - OFF, tried out Club Lime in Civic for a short lunch time weights session, the hammies won't be happy on Thursday :-(!