Kristen R: Training Week 11 – A little rest

Another good training week, but I admit I modified my training plan a bit. I’ve felt fairly fatigued toward the end of this week, so I shortened my runs — except for my long run, of course.

I did start off feeling strong this week, but work and home were busy, so by the time Thursday rolled around, I could tell I needed a couple of extra recovery runs.

I’m also going to change the remainder of my training plan, but not by much. Rather doing a 14, I’ve decided to tackle one more 12-miler three weeks before the half marathon, then taper from there. I’ve probably been reading and talking to too many people looking for opinions on doing a 14-miler vs another 12 — so if you have an opinion, feel free to share it. Obviously, I’m easily swayed.

Mileage to date and updated training plan below.

Mileage to date

Mileage to date

Update planning

Update planning

Gotta run!
Kristen R.

KHP Art Below

KHP- A little more progress to note.

KHP- A little more progress to note.

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About Kristen R.

Counting down to 40, while juggling motherhood, marriage, the corporate grind & middle-of-the-pack running. It's OK to point & laugh. http://mamaontherunblog.wordpress.com
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6 Responses to Kristen R: Training Week 11 – A little rest

  1. wwwmama says:

    I’ve been doing less mileage than my training plan suggests. I keep having Achilles issues after my long runs that require more rest and recovery. I think you’re right to adjust. Injury free is the goal. That is my mantra now. I am delaying my long run until tomorrow. Hope that doesn’t mess up my training

    • Kristen R. says:

      It won’t mess up your training in the least. Hope your Achilles is OK. You could try some compression socks post run to see how they treat you. Some people run in them, but I’ve heard — and found — they are really for helping with recovery from a run, especially a long run. I had some shin and calf issues and compression socks helped, as did getting different shoes. It’s always something, right!? Take care, listen to your body!

    • khpixler says:

      I have been doing my long runs Sunday out of necessity. I am sitting here looking at my one glass of red wine wondering if I should dump it:)) Definitely listen to your body. We all need to rest sometimes.

  2. wwwmama says:

    Good suggestion. I definitely need new shoes because the “new” ones (definitely in the 400 miles range now) give me blisters, and the old ones that feel better are just too worn down. I’m panicked about starting new shoes now though. I need to make it a priority in the next week or so and bite the bullet so I can test them on a long run.

  3. khpixler says:

    I am so impressed with your training this year. A lot of the folks around here are big on training beyond your race mileage and then tapering. I always seem to be squeaking in the long runs at the last minute. You are going to have such an amazing base one way or the other come game day!

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