Half-Marathon training: Week 7

Another week in the books.  I feel like I got absolutely nothing accomplished this week and I feel very behind.  Oh well, nothing can be done about it now.  I just need to be more productive in the coming weeks.

 

Sunday: Reformer class.  Class was really great and I definitely felt it the next day in my hips and hamstrings.  After class I went on a Pokewalk around the West End until it started to pour!

Monday:  Quick 2 mile run.  I was going to hit the treadmill, but the rain stopped so I was able to head out for a quick run.  It was very humid and ick, but it was only 2 miles.

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Tuesday:  Double Pilates class.  I took Trigger point and then regular mat class afterwards.  I felt very stretched out and relaxed afterwards.

Wednesday: Rest day which involved about a 2 hour walk on my own and a much needed pedicure!

Thursday: 5 miles.  It was humid once again and I wished I had been wearing a tank top instead of a tank a+ tshirt!  I was dripping with sweat by the time I got home.  So gross!  I also started developing a small blister on the bottom of my right foot, which goes nicely with the one that is on my pinky toe.

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Friday:  Lots of walking.  We walked into city centre to empty out the storage unit and then walked for another 2 or so hours afterwards.

Saturday: 7 miles.  I really need to work on keeping a slightly faster, steady pace.  I’m hovering around 7:45-8 minutes per kilometre and I know that is slow and needs to improve if I want to finish well under 3 hours in October.  I need to work on this.  My right knee started to get a bit achy by mile 5, but felt fine after foam rolling and stretching after the run.  The blister was a bit uncomfortable, but I was able to mostly ignore it as the run went on.

We went for a short walk last night, nothing too long as we were tired.  I hit 30K steps by midnight!

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The week ahead doesn’t look too busy other than working on my thesis.  I do once again hope I can get some strength training in there.  I know I say this every week.  One of these weeks I will get it figured out!

I’ve tried 2 new products this past week, and hopefully I can find a bit of time to write up a couple of reviews in the next few days!

1 Comment

  1. 24/08/2016 / 21:12

    nice to hear you keep pushing on regardless if you miss anything! I use some extra massages to help recover after long runs! Foam Rollers help too! Your post keeps my inspiration up too!

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