Half Marathon Training Week #10 Done!

Ten out of twelve weeks DONE! Week ten I think was by far my worst week to date! I came down with a head cold, hurt my back {reoccurring injury} and was just not into training during any of that. It went a little something like this….

What was Planned VS What Really Happened:

Monday: Strengthen and StretchYoga at work 🙂 I was at a 2 day Provincial Summit and took advantage of the “physical activity” break. I felt SO great after the one hour yoga session….like a new person. That’s what I love about yoga, it makes you feel so much better.

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Rocking the heels and yoga pants! Hawt!

Tuesday: 8k – Unplanned Rest Day a.k.a – full of a head cold Day 1 😦

Wednesday: 45 minute tempo run – 6k on the treadmill. I was hoping to just get a little run in. I didn’t think I was that sick and wanted to “run it off”. It was a good run and I felt great afterwards.

Speed work is suffering – dang.

Thursday: 5k + Strength workout4k on the treadmill. You know that saying “I regret that run, said no one ever?” Well, I completely regretted doing that run. I wanted to run 5-6k just to get it in but my mind and body wasn’t into it. At 3.99k I decided enough was enough and when it turned 4k…off went the treadmill. 

regret run

Friday: Rest DayRest Day. Yeah, I didn’t regret this rest day….not at all! 

Saturday: 8kUnplanned rest day. We spent the day at the Farmer’s market, a 2-year-old birthday party and then I just decided that running 8k the night before a long run wasn’t a good idea for me, especially since I still had my head cold (Day 5). So, I skipped my run and hung out with my hubby 🙂

{Let’s be honest….at this point I was dreading my long run, thankful I could run with Krystol and hoping to just get the kilometers in}.

Sunday: 18k18k I managed to get up at 6am and Krystol met me at my house just before 7am. We got geared up and off we went. I wasn’t sure how this run was going to go as both Krystol and I weren’t in top form. It was a beautiful morning with the sun rising as we ran out 9k and then turned around. The hills killed me on the way back and I had to take a short walking break. My legs felt super heavy….like dead weights until I started running again.

How Much Gear Does One Need For A Long Run?

How Much Gear Does One Need For A Long Run?

After the run, I did my post-long run stretching/yoga with Lilly and Hilary. It’s so cute watching them “do” yoga with me and entertaining for my husband too. Laughs all around!

THEN……we went to a little Farm Market/Farm (ducks, goats, bunnies) and went for a little hike!

Hennigar's Hike

Hennigar’s Hike

Total mileage for week #10: 28km

Total mileage for training: 337km (since July 21st)

Again, this was a rough week and my running took a back seat. I really wanted to get more runs accomplished but my head cold and life got in the way. And that’s okay….at least, that is what I’ve been trying to tell myself.

The other day, someone asked me if I was excited for my run and I said no! I’ve been pretty pumped up until last week when I seriously thought running a half marathon might not be the best idea. WOW, eh! This dang head cold got the best of me.

After getting my long run done yesterday, my attitude has changed towards my half and I’m getting excited again. Well, let’s be honest, I’m getting nervous and looking forward to the run.

Happy Running!

How was your weekend?

Enjoying the fall colours where you live?

Ever have a bad running week get you down?

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12 thoughts on “Half Marathon Training Week #10 Done!

  1. Congrats on 10/12 weeks! Typing that just made me super nervous since I’m doing the same marathon and I’m now realizing it’s in less than 2 weeks!!! :0 I had a not so awesome week of training as well with a few almost injuries popping up. 😦 Time to rest and taper to recover for the Valley!

  2. Yay! Good for you! some amazing training in there even if it wasn’t what you wanted it to be. Be careful with the cold. I tried to run mine off in my last training and ended up sicker than ever. It can go one way or the other with that whole run it off thing and you can never know which way it will be. I’m sure you will be back in form this week. And man oh man, 18km at the end of the week was none too shabby!

  3. Pingback: Half Marathon Training Week #11 and Week #12 | Piper's Run

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