This week marked Week 12 of training for the Hamilton Marathon. I am pleased to say that my achilles has improved, after nearly 2 weeks of “rest”, hours of graston, stationary biking, rolling and physiotherapy. In easing back into my marathon training, I knew it wasn’t smart to increase my mileage overnight. I hit 44 kilometres this week, which is less than half then my weekly total three weeks ago. I am ok with that. I am just thrilled to be running again.
Monday – 5K @ 5:28. I saw the chiropractor in the PM for some Graston.
Tuesday – 1 hour stationary bike in AM, yoga in PM.
Wednesday – 8K @ 5:17. Achilles felt great!
Thursday – 10K @ 5:45. Physiotherapy session; discussed a series of exercises I will be doing on a regular basis, including calf raises, lunges and core work.
Friday – Yoga. We then drove 6 hours to visit my parents for the weekend. Car rides are not ideal for runners! Compression socks for the win.
Saturday – 16K @ 5:22. I was so pleased with this run. Longest distance in 2.5 weeks. Route took me along the Niagara River and into downtown Niagara on the Lake.
Sunday – 10K @ 5:33.
12 weeks until the Hamilton Road 2 Hope Marathon!