Giddy up, Week #3 of half marathon training is done! It’s been a great week with a few struggles here and there. What’s MRW again? Maritime Race Weekend; takes place in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, CANADA; Sept 11th & 12th. Yes, this is a double race (a.k.a. Tartan Twosome) 5k and Half Marathon distances for me.
You can get all caught up on week 1, week 2 or what training plan I am following, in case you missed those.
What was Planned v.s. What Really Happened!
Monday July 6th – Rest Day – Rest Day/PT Exercises and a little Sangria drinking with the hubs!
Tuesday – 5k – 5k morning run before 7am – I’m really loving these early morning runs so far!
Wednesday 7k – 7k Treadmill Run. I started the day off with Physiotherapy which meant I had more cupping done. When I started my run, my whole hamstring/IT band was sore but I managed to shake it off 😉
Thursday 5k – 5k “Runch”. It started off awesome but heat really got to me after climbing a few hills, I had to slow my pace down a lot.
Friday – Rest Day – Cross Train: Unwind Yoga Class! I woke up Friday morning and saw that a local yoga studio was having an “unwind yoga” class so I thought that would feel really good. It was also my birthday so I figured why not treat myself.
You know your friends know you well when they send you these on FB for your birthday:
Saturday – 10k Long Run – Rest Day. Traveled to Halifax (1h), attended a baby shower for my SIL, then a BBQ with the family. My arms hurt from yoga. I took that as a sign to rest 😉
Sunday – Cross Train – 10k Run (my arms still hurt). I managed a good 10k training run while visiting my family on Sunday. I got up early and started running around 7:15. All the little and BIG hills got me but I managed to recover well from them all….eventually 😉
It’s been about 9-10 months since I’ve run 10 kilometres!!!! That’s right folks! This was a BIG run for me and my hamstring did great. I’m feeling stronger and almost like my old running self minus the speed. The speed will come later on – I hope!
Week 3 Total KM: 27 km
Total training to date: 73 km
- Morning runs before everyone else is up/before work
- Running outside more
- Physiotherapy session
- Last minute Yoga class
Overall: I really enjoyed my week of running. Super glad I had an awesome physio session and confirmed I want to start doing yoga more regularly.
What I am looking forward to this week: More running outside and trying to figure out how to do my long run since Sai will be away. Think I can get a babysitter for 6:30 – 7am for an hour and a bit ???
Ever get a babysitter for an early morning run?
What’s your favourite cross training activity to do?
How was your weekend?