Monday, September 12, 2016

Towpath Half Marathon Training : Week 3

I'm kind of tired of saying this, but this was another not-so-good week for me.  I started out great with a solid run on Monday, then I had an unfortunate incident that had me missing work and my workouts for a few days.  The end of the week I got more on track, but I'm still upset for missing a few days!


Either way, the race is just around the corner so I have to keep pushing.  Here's to hoping next week is better!

Monday

4.5 miles / 43:18 / 9:37 pace
I had off for Labor Day and had a great early morning run at North Park.  It was pretty crowded, but there was low humidity and it was a cool day.  Couldn't ask for better weather!

In the afternoon, Dan and I were both doing some work on the house, and I hit my head pretty hard at one point.  It hurt, but I kept on painting our bedroom and thought I was fine.  Unfortunately, for a few days I had an awful headache, felt a little nauseous and dizzy (especially at work) and took a few rest days.  I'm find now, but I think I might have had a minor concussion.  


Tuesday

Rest day!
I was actually planning on going to a Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga class with Lynne, but since I wasn't feeling well I thought it would be best if I didn't go.  I'm so mad that I missed this class because it's a bucket list item for me and I was really looking forward to it!


Wednesday

Rest day!
Another day off.  Starting to feel better, but I figured it was best to take off another day rather than get back too early and end up hurting myself more.


Thursday

3 miles
I took it really easy and just ran around my neighborhood for some easy miles.  I did a one mile loop that went around my house just in case I started to feel sick at all, but I felt fine.  I think I was cooped up for too long and just getting out and getting fresh air helped a lot!


Friday

Rest day!
Yup..another one!


Saturday

3 miles

Easy run on a new route in my neighborhood.  I went early in the morning but it was already in the 80's and super humid.  Not very comfortable for running, but I was happy to get it over with.  Afterwards I went to my sister's house to watch the Penn State/Pitt game with my family (we lost in a very frustrating end of the game).


Sunday

9 miles / 1:23:24 / 9:16 pace
The weather was PERFECT today- just a little chill, tiny bit of wind, cloudy for the most part. My legs felt good today as well and I'm really happy with my pace! Even hit some sub 9:00 miles, which I haven't seen in ages! Didn't even feel like I was pushing it today..yay!

18 comments:

  1. I"m glad that you are ok! That sounds pretty damn scary!

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  2. I'm glad Dr. Suzy could help you last week, and I'm glad you're feeling better. Head owies are no joke!

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    1. Thanks for not charging me for the advice lol :-P

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  3. Oh damn, concussions are no joke. I am glad you took it easy. Don't beat yourself up over the lower mileage. You gotta be safe.

    My week was kinda meh too. I had a solid run Monday and Thursday, but missed a couple of workouts over the weekend (life priorities!).

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    1. Thanks Sandra! And yes..life/health should always take a priority!

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  4. It sounds like the weather has been so much better for your runs lately!

    It sounds like you had the right idea to take a few rest days after hitting your head! You can never be too careful when it comes to concussions!

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  5. It doesn't sound like you lost any fitness with your rest days, and it's better to take time off for your health. Glad everything's okay! Yeah, I think everyone in the city was talking about/watching the Pitt-Penn State game!

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  6. I was thinking of you when I heard that PSU lost!

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  7. So sorry about your head! Hope you continue to feel better soon <3 Ive had a concussion once and I'll never forget the headaches and nausea!

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    1. Thanks Heather! It definitely wasn't fun, but it wasn't too severe luckily.

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  8. Things like this are exactly why I don't do housework. ;) JK, Saturday AM was definitely gross. Pro Bike + Run routed us through Oakland, so I got to see the masses heading out for the game. It was actually kind of crazy how many people were already up & tailgating.

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    1. Hah! I should use that excuse and see what Dan says..he'll probably tell me to quit being clumsy ;)

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  9. how cute is that graphic of your training and where you train! Love finding ways to keep it interesting

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