Daily Archives: July 20, 2015

Road2Hope Marathon Training Week 3

There was certainly nothing ordinary about last week.


  • 5k run, high heat and humidity
  • 45 minutes deep water pool running


  • 5.5 k trail running with the boys, high heat and humidity
  • orienteering 5.5k – think of this as fartleks with a map

Wednesday: off


  • 1 cycle of “Standard Core Routine”
  • 15 minutes rowing – my husband pulled out this old machine and I had an instant outdoor gym with awesome views:





  • 3.5k trail run, half of planned run thanks to me falling, heading to the hospital, getting a cast, blah, blah, blah.  For all the gory details check out the previous two posts. 


  • lots of sleep and Advil


  • 6k (that was really 6.9k) MEC trail race and a 5.3k road run

IMG_4335 ReducedThoughts:

Well, what can I say?  I am incredibly thankful that my injuries have not left me unable to run.  I can barely tie my shoes or get my running bra off, but I can run!  I am also pleased that I managed to complete my mileage for the week.  I am not sure I will be able to return to the deep water running class, which I was considering a major part of my race training.  I will be begging for a waterproof cast when I go see the specialist on Thursday.  With my current cast I definitely can’t use the rowing machine, which is a little disappointing as I quite enjoyed the workout.  Planks are currently out as well.  But I have to keep coming back to the fact that I can run and marathon training will continue, maybe just not quite the way I planned.  There will definitely have to be some flexibility required on my part for the next several weeks.