Half-marathon training: Week 12

This is going to be a very short post, most likely.  Last week was very thesis heavy as I needed to get it to the printers for Sunday.  I was very glad that the week was light on running as I really didn’t have much time to do much else at all!

Sunday: thesis thesis thesis thesis

Monday: 4 miles. I felt really slow, but Runkeeper told me this was my 3rd fastest 6-8k run, so IDK.

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Tuesday: Double Pilates which was just what I needed and was awesome!  I felt really stretched out afterwards.  However, I did notice that this week we did knee/hip work and that seemed to coincide with my knee playing up again.  Hmmmm.

 

Wednesday: I was supposed to run 4 miles, but I had a supervision meeting and was totally crazed/stressed out and it just didn’t happen.

 

Thursday: 3 miles instead of 4.  My knee had been really bothering me for most of the week, so I took it easy. I think this is the first time I’ve ever selected “bad” for a run on Runkeeper (not shown).  I just felt so off.  I wonder if the stress of the week was impacting me?

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Friday: Thesis thesis thesis thesis

 

Saturday: 4 miles were on the schedule, but I was way too focused on getting the last changes done and beginning the final proofreading.

 

Sunday: 4 miles.  This run was “ok.” I think it has helped that I have been very diligent about my knee rehab exercises again! My right knee was still a bit achy, but not nearly as bad as Thursday.  I made sure that I got the run done before I finished my edits and then sent it off to be printed!

 

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So, like I said, a very light week and I am SO glad that this week was a taper off week.  I think if I had to run any more than 4 miles at any point I would have never managed it.  I spent a lot of the week stressed out, anxious, and sobbing, and while running helps with the stress, running something like 20+ miles last week would have ended me.

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