Maritime Race Weekend Training Week 10

Happy Labour Day! It’s not much of an update as you kinda need to run in order to write about training for a half marathon, right? I haven’t been running and down in the dumps about it. I am trying to look at the positives and but my activity level was almost non-existent this week.

Maritime Race Weekend is Sept 16th & 17th (two weeks away) and it’s a double race. Friday night is a lot of fun because most of the runners dress up like pirates! You’ve got full on pirates, pirates in boats and maybe even pirates with parrots. Saturday is a little more serious but you will still see the odd pirate running around.

Beside pirates, I’m looking forward to seeing some running friends from all over and will probably do some shopping this year. Since I’m pretty sure I won’t run the half, I’ll have at least an hour to kill until my friends (and hubby – YES, he’s running the HALF!!!!!!) finish. I figure I’ll stretch, eat some amazing food, take some photos (why not) and shop!

What I wore last year volunteering: Volunteer Recap 


Running in 2014 {5k & 10k}: 5k Race Recap & 10k Race Recap


pirates 2014 PR

What was Planned vs What Really Happened:

  • Monday August 29th: Rest Day | Rest Day. 
  • Tuesday: Yoga | No Yoga. Back to school shopping in the city.
  • Wednesday: 8k | Nothing. Hit up the beach with my girls (vacation week).
  • Thursday:Speed Work | Nothing. Little hike with the girls and friends.
  • Friday: Rest Day | Rest Day (starting to get depressed I’m not running)
  • Saturday: 19k | Nope. Mowed the lawn, does that count as anything?
  • Sunday: Rest Day | 10k on the bike. I managed to squeeze in 10k after my husband got home late from work. I really just needed to get outside and active more then the walking the I’m doing so I was dressed and ready to go when he got home. The sun was starting to set, so I did a quick 4k out and back and then another 2k in our subdivision with lots of reflective gear on. It’s darker by 8:15/8:30 which kinda sucks! I may have (or not) finished my night with a glass of white wine….it’s liquid right…so it’s totally hydrating…. 😉


KM this week: 0 km running, 10km cycling – yah!

KM this training cycle: 132 km

Overall: I was started to get super down and maybe even a little depressed that I wasn’t running/didn’t get into PT last week. I’m just disappointed I’m not “supposed” to run and I’m feeling like I’m just going to bite the bullet this week, tape my ankle, ice/heat it as needed and do some PT exercises that I’ve done before. I’ll still plan to run something at MRW 5/10 or 5/5 and just enjoy it and have fun with it. And yes, I’ll sign up for the half next year or run the route this fall on my own when I’m able to run that distance.

Why am I waiting so long for a PT appointment? The place/person I go to is located at a University and with it being September, athletes are their priority. I have an appointment for Sept 21st and was advised by my PT to not run on it until he can see me. I’m on a cancellation list and waiting for THAT call!

Yes, I could totally go to any Physiotherapist at a different office but they don’t know my history. In the past I haven’t had as good progression with my injuries. My coverage is up as well, so it’s now out of pocket and I don’t want to waste the money on someone that doesn’t know my history – to me it just make sense. There is nothing wrong with their services but I personally just haven’t had luck and am willing to wait.

Do you repeat the same races every year? 

Why do you go back to races year after year?

Costumes or not costumes?

Note: I wasn’t asked to talk about Maritime Race Weekend or promote it, this is strictly me, being me and trying to stay positive about a race I enjoy.