Johnny Miles Half Marathon Training Week 4

Since I am a few days into week #5, I figured I should hit publish on this post! I’ve been neglecting my little blog only because life happens. Life happens and I just didn’t have anything to blog about I guess.

Last week sure wasn’t the week I had planned. I was (and still) having SI joint issues and decided to go to my Osteopath and then was ill for a few days. Life happens, you keep moving forward and enjoy the rest days while you can, right.

Though I’m into week 5 as I write this, this is how last week’s training went down….

What was Planned VS What Really Happened:

Monday 18th: Stretch & Strengthen | Yoga. Love me some yoga! Monday yoga class is always more challenging than Tuesday’s (different class, different instructor). This was the last day with Christina 😦 which is a bummer as she challenged me in ways I didn’t think I could accomplish. Thank you for that!

Tuesday: 6k run| 6k run Outside. It was a last minute decision to run outside but such a good one. I was running a much faster pace then I have in the past so that was really encouraging.

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Wednesday: 35 minute tempo run | 6k + Osteopath Appointment. I ran a slow and hard 6k during my lunch break as I had an Osteopath appointment at 3:15 PM. If I didn’t run it then, I wouldn’t be able to that evening. After an Osteopath appointment it’s recommended that you take a few days off to allow your body to recover from the treatment. Let’s just say, my SI joint and left side of my body was a mess. She released my SI joint but I was extremely sore that night and spent a lot of time icing it.

Thursday: 5k + Strength Training | Rest DayKinda had to rest as my SI joint/back was still sore.

Friday: Rest Day | Rest DayNailed it…again enforced rest day. Started to feel ill and went home in the afternoon for a nap! Seriously, who takes the afternoon off work to nap? I did. Don’t worry, my boss knew I was going home.

Saturday: Rest Day | Rest DaySI joint was feeling okay but I was the worst stomach cramps ever – very comparable to childbirth contractions. My whole abdominal wall would tighten in server pain throughout the day. I had planned on running that night but my symptoms just got worse. Early to bed for me.

Sunday: 5k Race | 4kI skipped the local 5k race as I still wasn’t feeling great. That evening I was feeling a lot better so I did a slow 4k on the treadmill. My body felt great but my SI joint area/lower back still aren’t happy.

We watched this lady run past our house Sunday – the girls cheering her on and me just wishing that was me 🙂

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So not a great week but I’m hopeful my SI joint/lower back will sort itself out soon. Sitting is the worst for me. I did have a great IronStrength workout last night and really looking forward to yoga at lunch today!

KM this week: 16k 

KM this training cycle: 86km

If you missed last week 3, you can find it here.

How was your weekend?

Anyone race/training?

What’s the longest number of days you’ve taken off during a training cycle?

 

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