MRW Half Marathon Training Week #3 Recap

Giddy up, Week #3 of half marathon training is done! It’s been a great week with a few struggles here and there.ย 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 6thRest DayRest Day/PT Exercises and a little Sangria drinking with the hubs!

Tuesday5k5k morning run before 7am – I’m really loving these early morning runs so far!

Wednesday 7k7k 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

7k treadmill run

7k treadmill run

Thursday 5k5k “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.

july 9th run

Friday – Rest DayCross 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.

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You know your friends know you well when they send you these on FB for your birthday:

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And….

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Saturdayย –ย 10k Long RunRest 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sundayย –ย Cross Train10k Runย (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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!

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Week 3 Total KM: 27 km

Total training to date: 73 km

Highlights:ย 

  • 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?

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13 thoughts on “MRW Half Marathon Training Week #3 Recap

  1. I really like how you post what was scheduled and what really happened. That’s really cool! I think it’s also neither I am reading about your blog and you were training in my neighborhood LOL. It must feel so invigorating to be running outside and training for a race after your injury battles. I’m so glad your hamstring held up for your long run. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sounds like things are going well for your training. Happy to hear that.
    Loved Monday’s plan or not so planned ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great to hear about yoga too. Enjoy!

  3. Happy Birthday!!! Congrats on the 10K – I know how excited you must feel to make it to that point again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yoga is my favorite cross training. I feel like no matter how tough it is, I do always feel stretched out and relaxed afterwards.

  4. Pingback: MRW Half Marathon Training Week #4 | Piper's Run

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