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.


4 thoughts on “Road2Hope Marathon Training Week 3

  1. Carl Wright

    You are a trooper Kristi! I am so happy that you can /and are determined to keep running. Completing your mileage for the week is HUGE, and shows your strength and fortitude to keep going, and not allow these obstacles to slow you down.
    WELL DONE!! 🙂

  2. Jerome Lambourne

    Saw you running this AM on my way into work, the bandage on your hand is a dead give away 🙂

    1. kristi Post author

      Yep, that would have been me. Couldn’t face another rural road run, needed a change. 15k in the books. Ironically I did pass another woman on that route with a hand cast!


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