In a perfect world you need 36 to 48 hours to recover from a hard weights or interval session, but we are not blessed with 10 day weeks.... How many sessions a week do you plan to do? What are your key training sessions in the week? Intervals or weights or long runs/volume or what? There'll be periods when you give priority to different things so look at your training blocks and prioritise (I know it's not easy when there are opportune group training times etc) If you're doing long runs on Sundays at the mo (or recovering from Saturday XC) then Monday morning might seem a better time, allowing longer recovery before intervals. Happy to look over your planner if you want.
Fast running had an article from Laura Weightman
recently on her training which lead me to believe many top runners gym and quality on the same day to make hard days hard (and thus easy days easy(ier)).
I'd assume this approach is periodised into a training phase, not a racing phase?
I've heard the same as Nic but then you'd have to either do the weights session very late or do intervals in the morning and weights after which is hard with work/organised sessions. I've found it best to do the exercises that impact me less on Monday and then make sessions later in the week higher impact.
Doing weights after your high quality works best from what I've seen/read as otherwise you are laying your capacity for the HQ session, as Kris fears #thisbackseatisprettybig
Yeah all of that makes sense, I guess it is just about finding the balance. Part of the issue might be that I am trying to fit in two sessions a week and therefore they fit best on a Tuesday/Thursday. If I decided to switch to one, I could do it on a Wednesday morning. I guess the question then is whether this would accomplish the main goal of building robustness..