Half-marathon training: Week 9

Last week seemed to be a terribly long week and I was quite busy working on my thesis for the majority of the time.  If I wasn’t on a run, I was sitting in front of my computer.  I had grand ideas of getting so much more accomplished fitness wise, but until I submit, I honestly have to focus on the thesis.

Sunday: Reformer Pilates class and walking through what felt like a hurricane.  The wind last Sunday was absolutely insane!

Monday: 2+ miles.  It was still windy and I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath on the way back.

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Tuesday: Pilates class was cancelled, so I went to the library and was there pretty much all day.

Wednesday: See Tuesday.

Thursday: In hindsight, I should have sucked it up and run outside.  It was threatening rain (and never really rained until I was done) so I decided I should actually use my gym membership and ran 6 miles on the treadmill.  I used to love the treadmill.  Now that I’ve become more accustomed to running outside, I felt like every minute was torture.  It also didn’t help that I managed to end up with a ridiculously tight calf in the end.

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Friday: I took a little me time and had my hair done.  🙂

Saturday: 7 miles.  It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. I spent a lot of time on Friday stretching, so by Saturday morning I was feeling cautious but optimistic.  I wasn’t sure how my calf was going to fare, so I decided to run my 5k loop twice and add a bit in somewhere for the missing mile.  After the first loop, I was feeling ok, so I could have just continued along, but I didn’t want to get stuck somewhere if I ended up not feeling right, so after the second loop, I extended it out a bit, and then ran the 2 miles back.  This meant running into a headwind twice (not as bad as last Sunday or Monday at least), which was annoying, but there wasn’t much I could do about it.  I felt ok afterwards, but I think I need to work on my post-run nutrition, as I waited a bit too long to fuel post-run.

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This coming (current) week is filled with even more writing!  I also may need to think about changing my schedule as the Pilates class I take on Sunday is no longer in existence (for the time being, I hope), so in order to fit in reformer class, I may need to jiggle things around.  I’m not worrying about that right now, as I have to get the edits I’m working on done!

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