Half-Marathon training: Week 3

This week was pretty stressful and hectic and unfortunately other than Pilates, I didn’t make the time for strength training.  Sadly, at this point in finishing my thesis something has to give!

Sunday: 40 minutes on the spin bike
Monday: 2+ miles on the treadmill.  
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My right knee was a bit achy, so I didn’t push it too much.
Tuesday: Mat Pilates.  
Lots of hip work which I still felt the following day.
Wednesday: 5K on the treadmill. 
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I would have taken it outside, but it was late and it looked like it was going to downpour, so I hit the gym (again).
Thursday: 30 minute one-on-one Pilates Reformer session + 30 minutes sports massage
 I’d not done a one-on-one session before, and it was challenging but it was just what I needed after a stressful Wednesday evening and not a lot of sleep.
Friday: Rest day which involved wandering around Whole Foods.
Saturday: 4 miles on the treadmill.

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It looked like it was going to rain and rain hard, and I totally do not run in the rain (b/c I’m a pussy) so I hit the treadmill.  Of course it only rained for a second, but better safe then drenched.  🙂  I really wasn’t feeling this run at ALL but I pushed myself for the last 1.5 kilometres.
Again, I didn’t get any real strength work done other than Pilates this week.  I suck.  But getting my thesis done is slightly more important than lifting weights right now.
I’ve also realised that running is really very mental for me.  I tend to stop myself and walk or outright stop if I perceive that it is “too much” for me, even if I’m not breathing too hard or my heart rate isn’t sky high.  I know this is something I need to work on, especially if I want to improve speed-wise.  Granted, right now I’m just concerned about getting the distance in (with the knee issues and all) but speed is still on my mind.
This coming week looks to be pretty busy.  Lots of things going on, so I’m hesitantly hopeful about getting some strength work in.

1 Comment

  1. 04/07/2016 / 03:26

    Same here.. It’s been raining a lot here lately.. So I’m not able to run as often as I’d like to..

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