Good Morning and Happy Monday! After a super exciting week 12, this week will be pretty tame in comparison. It’s a recovery week and the lowest kilometers run since the end of Feb/beginning of March when I ran the Chilly Half Marathon. 13 weeks in the books, which means there are now 5 weeks until race day!
[ week 13 / 5 weeks until the Mississauga Marathon ]
Monday – Recovery Day. My right ankle is pretty sore from yesterday’s race and there is a wicked blister on my left baby toe. I popped the blister and it’s more annoying than the ankle, which is a good sign because the blister will heal pretty soon.
Tuesday – W13D02 – Steady Run – 6 kilometers/30:21/5:03 pace. Legs feel really good today. The ankle is barely bothering me, but the blister is still a little annoying.
Wednesday – W13D03 – Workout. This workout was pretty easy which I expected coming off a big race. Legs still felt really good and the blister on my toe is almost gone! The ankle is also feeling really good. The steady run was supposed to be 10km, but I was running out of time and needed to get back to pick up my son from aftercare. He also has keyboard lessons on Wednesdays so I don’t have a lot of time to squeeze in a run!
Workout: 4 x 200m | 200m jog, 9km Steady
Thursday – W13D04 – Recovery Run – 8.0 kilometers/43:23/5:20 pace. Ran this one at the crack of dawn because I had a work event to attend to later in the evening. At 3 degrees, it was the chilliest day of the week. Later it was actually supposed to snow, so I’m actually glad I moved my run to the morning! Out of the way and the whole day ahead of me!
Friday – W13D05 – Workout. Cold, raining, and really windy. I contemplated skipping this workout, but once I reminded myself why I was training so hard, I laced up my running shoes and headed out the door. The run was very wet and a little cold thanks to the heavy winds, but I got the run done! You can choose the races you want to race, but you can’t choose the weather that day. My first BQ was in awful weather, so days like this only make me stronger!
Saturday – W13D06 – Rest Day – No running today which means this is really going to be a light week of running!
Sunday – W13D07 – Long Run – 20.0 kilometres/1:37:18/4:52 pace. Super easy long run today. Feels strange to only run 20 kilometers on a long run, but like I said, this is a recovery week. Need to let the muscles recover after a hard race. I would see other runners cranking out 30+km runs and think, “maybe I should be doing that;” then I realize, my coach knows what he’s doing and after smashing my first two races this year, I am confident this plan is the best I ever followed!
Total kilometers this week – 55.8
Hope you have a great week and thanks for reading!