Training Diary – Week 13, Panic stations

So let’s start with this, last Sunday we were supposed to run 20 miles to get back into our training program and well that didn’t work out. At all.

The other half got ill and sadly spent the weekend throwing up so the run just didn’t happen, one way or the other. What did happen was a great weekend of catching up with the NFL and drinking lots of coffee.

Also not working in our favour is that on our last run at mile 15ish Corrines knee went and she was in a lot of pain for the last mile and especially the walk after we finished running, so we decided just to give her knee more time to fix itself.

So my “training” said this week is supposed to go like this;

Week 13 11th – 17th November
Tue/Thur – 4 Mile Run
Saturday – Park Run
Sunday – Lift Like a Girl // 7 Miles

And this is actually what happen!

Monday 11th Nov 19
Yay our normal rest day and I went straight onto a diet. Mostly because I want to make the effort to lose some weight before we go away and mostly because I want to make it easier to run. So this morning I weighed myself in at 261 lbs.

Yeah not my heaviest and not my lightest. I did manage to get into the 240’s prior to Run rock’n’roll Liverpool and that’s where I ran my fastest times, so I’d like to get somewhere near there. Just means I’ve got some work to do!

Tuesday 12th Nov 19

On Tuesday I was supposed to run on the treadmill after work, mainly just to get my runs in. Wellll I was stupid and forgot my running shoes so the other half brought them in and I finished early like I was going to and we did around 5 Miles. It was tough but really good.

Wednesday 13th Nov 19
Yep nothing happened here!

Thursday 14th Nov 19

On Thursday, I was a very brave girl. I cannot remember what I was looking for but I managed to stumble onto the Triathlon Club page on the IOM and they were doing some winter training up on the outdoor track and well I went!

We did a dynamic warm ups, then 5×3 endurance running and then a cool down lap. I loved every minute of it, seriously and will be doing it every week I can! Makes me excited to see where I can progress. Also hopefully I can get to know some of the Tri people and see what they do for training.

Friday 15th Nov 19
Nothing happened lol

Saturday 16th Nov 19
Nothing happened again!

Sunday 17th Nov 19

Oh Sunday, how I wish you went a lot better. Turns out my sisters knee is fecked, I’m hoping it’s just an IT band thing and that with some physio she can get it fixed but I am freaking out around about now. We managed 10 miles before it gave in, 10 when it was supposed to be 20. I think if we managed 13 we might have been OK but only the world knows. We’ve now got 7 weeks left to make this worthwhile and I’m going to try everything I can do to make this happen.

Overall I can see that I need to do more on the days when I’m not doing anything even if it means I go back to the gym which is what I’m wanting to do, I also really want to go back to Lift Like a Girl as I miss it but with the long runs it’s sometimes really hard to do both.

Also I’ve started thinking about what I want next year to look like. I haven’t got long till the year creeps up on me and I really really want to have goals and aims to work towards other than my racing!

Anyhow here’s to next week and hopefully Corrine seeing a Physio!