Building My Base Week #6

It’s been six weeks of building my base for half marathon training which really doesn’t start until the end of March!  I’m hoping that if I keep this “building” phase going it will help me jump into a good half marathon training plan. At least that’s the idea.

The last six weeks have been all over the map. From extremely awesome to struggling to find my motivation, to battling head colds that take over your body and just life in general. Things are changing around here and I’ll tell you more about that in a few days. Don’t worry, it’s all good and no I’m not pregnant.

Building My Base Week #6 

What was Planned vs What Really Happened:

Monday Feb 22ndYoga | Yoga. Felt so good!!!! I managed to hold crow pose for 8 breaths and then birds of paradise on both sides for 6-8 breaths. Getting stronger. She did some more killer ab work.

Tuesday: Run | Ran 6k on the treadmill, good run…happy to have done it.

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Wednesday: Run | Ran 8k  on the treadmill. I’ve been skipping 5-10 minutes before I run lately to warm up and enjoying the challenge. It gets my heart rate up and my legs burning when I’m on a roll. It also hurts when I make a mistake and the rope whips my legs – ouch!

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Thursday: DVD Workout | Nothing. Starting to feel under the weather. Went to be early.

Friday: Rest Day |  Sick. Full of a nasty head cold.

Saturday: Run | No way I was doing anything today. Pounding headache, nose running, completely stuffed up. Actually, I shouldn’t say I didn’t do anything. I took the girls to our local indoor soccer facility where they have “open play time” each Saturday morning. So we played soccer, baseball, jumped, hoola-hooped and tag. Hilary loves playing tag and SHE can actually run fast. I was running to keep up!

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Sunday: Run | Ran 5k on the treadmill. It was a good run that I was happy to finish and not bother trying to run any further. 

Even with a nasty head cold, I’m happy with my workouts last week. The weather here has been spring like which is not normal for February. It’s a bit of a tease really.

I also signed up for a spring 10k at the Bluenose Marathon in Halifax (Nova Scotia). I was wanting to run a race before my June half marathon but couldn’t decided between 10k or Half. My brother wrote me a message the other day to say he signed up, so I literally dropped what I was doing and signed up right then and there.

Races I’m signed up for (to date):

  • 10k Bluenose Marathon, Halifax, NS.
  • Half Marathon @ Johnny Miles Running Event, New Glasgow, NS.
  • 5k & Half @ Maritime Race Weekend, Cow Bay, NS

That list seems so little to the 12 races I ran in 2014 and all the races I signed up for in 2015 but only ran two of them. It’s all good. I’ll sign up for a few more; 5k’s and maybe another half marathon, we’ll see. I’d love to do a race with my husband 😉

If you missed the last few weeks check them out here: Week #1 and Week #2, Week 3, Week 4 & 5

What’s your secret for getting rid of a head cold?

Can your kids run faster then you thought they could/should?

How was your week/weekend?

Happy LEAP YEAR day!

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Building My Base Week #6

  1. Sounds like a good couple of weeks – even with the head cold!
    My best cold remedy is to use salt water wherever the congestion is – wrapping up and having a long walk by the sea is great for clearing the chest and sinuses, especially if it’s wet and windy outside as the air is much saltier. Failing that, salt water inhalations, a hot toddy and an early night usually do the trick. 😉
    Hope you’re feeling better. 🙂

  2. Hey! Hope you get well soon. My week was good. Nice to get back to consistent pain-free running. I haven’t had a head cold in so long. (Not sure why.) I would just tea it up and drink water.

  3. Get better soon! Glad to hear your base building is going well. I’m training for a halfie too, and I slacked on my base building……. So at least you know your race training will be MUCH easier than mine!

  4. Sorry to hear things got derailed by a cold–tis the season! I feel like it’s just been going around and around. My week was good, challenging, but good. I can’t believe March starts tomorrow!

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