With spring in the air…oh wait, spring has not sprung in Nova Scotia just yet! We had a big snow storm last week and ended up with over 25cm of snow! Don’t get me wrong, I love snow but it’s a little to late for me.
Having said that, I changed up my week a lot and it barely resembled my training plan, you can see what I did below!
Half Marathon Training Week #4
What was Planned vs What Really Happened!
Monday 19th: 40 minute cross train | Rest Day! After traveling to the city for a full day meeting I was spent by evening time. Therefore no cross training and I went to bed super early – extra sleep was welcomed!
Tuesday: 7 k run | Yoga Flow class at lunch. It felt great to stretch really well.
Wednesday: 35 minute tempo run | 7 km run with Carmacks. I decided to take our dog out for 5 k that evening and then I went back out for another 2 k. I also had my last (potentially) physio session for my hip/obliques – woohoo!
Thursday: 5 k | Rest Day. Snow storm!!! Though I had planned to either run on my treadmill or get on my bike, it didn’t happen that evening.
Friday: Rest Day | 14.32 km cycling. I decided to do a short ride on my bike: 33 minutes.
Saturday: 5 k | 11 km long run. This run started off really great as I ran through my subdivision for the first 5k and then things went down hill slightly. Well, I literally ran down hill out of my subdivision but that’s not the point. Some portions of the sidewalks were still covered in snow. I run in the snow for certain parts on on the sidewalks or on a very small path – like one foot in front of the other kind of path. No room for anything else.
Needlesss to say 6-11 km was hard going. My hip and obliques held up pretty good, though I did some some slight discomfort around 5k in. I stretched for 30-40 minutes and did legs up the wall for 10 minutes post run which both helped to make a difference in my post run recovery. I also wore my Tiux compression socks during my run and another pair for the remainder of the day.
Sunday: 11 km run | Skiing! This is why I moved my long run to Saturday, so I could go skiing one last time with my daughters on the last day of the season. I was feeling great post long run and felt really good skiing down the hill.
Though it wasn’t a great week of following my actual training plan, it was still a pretty active week so I’m really happy with that!
Total running km this week: 18 km (14.32 cycling, 1 skiing, 1 yoga)
Total running training cycle: 48 km
When was the last time you took an unplanned rest day?
What’s your favourite cross training activity?
How often do you change your training plans?
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