Half Marathon Training – Week 5 – Goal – Long Run – 8km, Finding My Pace – Achieved!

33 Weeks to Half Marathon

My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km.

Sunday – Long Run – 8km Goal Achieved!

My long run goal was to reach 8km! I did it, even with hills!! The rocky sidewalks were, at times, muddy and soaked my feet – but this added to the push of getting my run done!! The sun was a welcomed embrace along with the warmer temperatures!

Monday – Leaving Tracks!

My sneaker’s tracks left in the February thaw mud during Sunday’s run, were now frozen in place for me to discover on my early morning Monday run! 🙂

Tuesday – Starting to Notice My Pace

It seems with good road conditions, my pace is holding at around 8 minutes a kilometers!

Wednesday – Fastest Run

Thursday – Calm Before the Storm

This morning was a run in mild temperatures – the calm – before the temperatures dropped later in the day to bring freezing rain, snow then rain! What a mess! LOL!!

Friday – Slippery Road Conditions

I was feeling tired out this run, a bit sluggish and the road conditions were slippery from Thursday’s messy mix of rain, freezing rain, then snow. I’ve recently started listening to podcasts during my run, then later change it up to high energy music to keep up my pace. This morning’s podcast by Dr. Wayne Dyer was about seeing the beauty all around us. As I ran, there was a soft and gentle snowfall that made the morning magical!!

Total Kilometers: 38.92km

Next Week’s Goal

My goal is to run 9km on my long run and incorporate yoga into my daily routine to support my running.

ps…..I really don’t like yoga so this will be a challenge!!!

S, 🏃🏼‍♀️

Half Marathon Training – 2020

Half Marathon Training – Week 1 – In Total, 30km Goal Achieved

Half Marathon Training – Week 2 – Goal – 6km Achieved

Half Marathon Training – Week 3 – Goal – Each Run Holding at 6km Achieved – Goal of Speed Increase Not Achieved

Half Marathon Training – Week 4 – Goal – Long Run – 7km, Holding at 6km & Speed Increase – Achieved!

Half Marathon Training – Week 5 – Goal – Long Run – 8km, Finding My Pace – Achieved!

Half Marathon Training – Week 6 – Goals – 9km & Yoga Achieved – Week of Mishaps – Yup!

Half Marathon Training – Week 7 – Plantar Fasciitis Halts Running – So I Bought a Bike!

Half Marathon Training – Week 8 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running, The COVID-19 Pandemic & My First Time Spinning!

Half Marathon Training – Week 9 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running, Adapting Exercise Habits During These COVID-19 Days With Indoor, Low Impact, High Cardio Exercise & We Bought a Bike!

Half Marathon Training – Week 10 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running & Finding My Exercise Groove During These COVID-19 Days

Half Marathon Training – Week 11 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running: Indoor Cardio & Outdoor Fun

Half Marathon Training – Week 12 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running; Stress & Anxiety & The Body

Half Marathon Training – Week 13 – No Running. Week 14 – RUNNING!!

Half Marathon Training – Week 15 & 16 – Getting My Groove Back

Half Marathon Training – Week 17 – My First 10Km!

Half Marathon Training – Week 18 – My First Race!

Half Marathon Training – Week 19 – ‘Till I Collapse Kinda Week!

Half Marathon Training – Week 20 – The Significance of Music

Half Marathon Training – Week 21 – The Importance of Stretching and Laughter

Half Marathon Training – Weeks 22-24 – Badass and Heart Centered

Half Marathon Training – Weeks 25-27 – New Sneakers, Warrior Walk & Gluteus Medius

Half Marathon Goal – Postponed to 2021

12 Comments Add yours

  1. dtreez says:


    1. Thank you!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

  2. mama says:

    And another km hits the charts 🏃‍♀️!!! Love the head gear…what a sweetie . mama 😍😍😍

    1. You’re a sweetie too mama!! <3 <3 <3

  3. Margie says:

    Btavo, you are doing wonderful.
    Frozen sneakers, oh no
    I love the Wayne Dyer and have read many of his books.

    ( I am a bit under the weather today with a slight fever, my husband is making me some chamomile tea right now as I rest in bed. I think I caught this from my grandson but hope to be better very soon. )

    Hope you have a great day, Stephanie. <3 <3 <3

    1. Sending you lots of healing energy Margie!!! GREAT to hear from you!!! I hope you feel better soon! Sounds like you’re being well taken care of!! <3 <3 <3

      1. Margie says:

        Thank you <3 <3 <3

  4. Margie says:

    Not the Wayne Dyer. Lol just Wayne Dyer.

    1. Well, he sorta is… The Famous Wayne Dyer, so yeah, he is the Wayne Dyer!! LOL 😉 <3

      1. Margie says:

        You are right . Lol 🙂 <3

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