31 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 – 10km Not Achieved!
With Friday’s onset of plantar fasciitis, I took the weekend off to rest my foot. With plantar fasciitis being my first ever running injury, I was naively waiting for it to go away…..
Monday – Running Transitions to Biking
…. it didn’t… I tried to run Monday morning and ended up making my foot – that was feeling better – worse. I was not going to let this stop me from exercising and losing my momentum as I prepare for October’s half-marathon!
So, Monday after work, I bought a bike! A Trek Dual Sport 3 Woman’s high-performance hybrid bike! I love my new bike!!!! She can handle long rides on pavement and dirt roads!! Woohoo!!!
Tuesday – Thursday = Biking
Biking was a transition from distance to time. Biking 6km each morning was not the same as running 6km each morning. I had to bike the same amount of time as it took me to run 6km – about 50 minutes. I also had to find my route that would allow me to bike for an hour and give me the cardio workout I desired.
I stayed off of Highway 14 – just too dangerous for many reasons – and biked the back roads of the cottage community I’m currently staying in = hills = steep hills. I was either peddling up a hill and about to pass out or coasting down the other side.
I didn’t feel like biking gave me the consistent cardio running did – because of the coasting down hills part. So, I started biking after work too.
Total Kilometers: 37.14km
Friday – Saturday – Sunday = No Exercise
With Saturday’s approaching flight to Vancouver Island, British Columbia to stay with my husband Michael over March Break, Friday was a busy day of getting everything ready to be away. Saturday was flying to British Columbia. Sunday was a no exercise day – my foot still bothering me and I was without my bike. Without my bike and not able to run….. what was I going to do?
Next Week’s Goals
Not sure about this, as everything changes daily because of the COVID-19 virus.
- Yoga practiced each day, at home. Yes.
- Start a daily treatment routine of my foot with plantar fasciitis. Yes.
- Try to find an alternative method of cardio!! You bet!!!
- Take it day-by-day – absolutely!!!!
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
6 Comments Add yours
Stephanie, your new bike looks awesome.
I love the look of it
Sorry your foot is still causing you pain.
We are staying home due to the virus.
I walk our dog and have been running 3 days outside and
2 days on the threadrill
Slow running but it feels good.
I hope your foot heals soon
Sending healing vibes .
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Awesome that you’re running again Margie!!! Yayyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is crazy times right now. Each new day seems to a bit worse than the day before. Hopefully, everything will settle soon…. <3 <3 <3
You inspired me. <3 <3 <3
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Pool running is good too, but may not be possible right now with everything closed.
Great suggestion though!! 🙂 <3