Maple’s Training Log – 8.21.16

IMG_7734This 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. 

Total: 44K

12 weeks until the Hamilton Road 2 Hope Marathon!

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I'm a Canadian runner with a knack for training in frigid temperatures and completing 20 milers on the treadmill. I'm currently training for a spring marathon, with the goal of Boston Qualifying. Outside of running, I work in public policy and can often be found cross-stitching or being talked out of adopting another cat.

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  1. So glad to hear the achilles is doing better and you are able to build back into training! I love Niagara on the lake btw, so pretty there. One of these times when you are over there I’ll have to drive up and we can run and lunch or something!