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!!!!