Holy crap I was so sick all week. After the long run two Sundays ago, I thought I must be on the way back to normal since it went well, but I was wrong. Anyways, week 11 went alright and ended well! Five weeks out from Jack & Jill! Lifelong Endurance had me rest as needed, which is amazing.
Monday, June 18th – easy day
6k easy run + strides in the heat 🔥
I figured since it was gonna be hot for Scotia it wouldn’t be a bad idea to do some running in the heat of the afternoon. I was so congested and feverish but managed and I thought the profuse sweating would help me detox whatever virus I had.
In the late afternoon Erin, Rheannon and I headed to Taylor lake for some more swim practice in open water. Solid swim.
Tuesday, June 19th – rest day
Sick day. Over night I got so much sicker! So annoying! I also had a VERY stressful day, which I will tell you about in another post. Just to get you curious, I am now going to a completely different massage therapy institute for school
Wednesday, June 20th – hard day
Track attempt omg. The workout wasn’t huge, it was a race-week workout of:
- 3k warm-up
- 3 x [1600m @ 4:21/km, 3:00 rest]
- 3k cool-down
Well that didn’t happen. The warm-up was fine, the first interval was a struggle and a tad slower than prescribed, and from there on I just did my best. My whole self was so lethargic and clammy. I’m glad I got out and tried though!
An afternoon lying low and I felt good enough to go to Butze for a very easy trail run for Global Sports Bra Squad Day! The real day is Sunday, but our official Prince Rupert meet-up was today! So awesome.
Thursday, June 21st – rest day
Road trip! We hit the road for the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k. No scheduled run today! Relaxing with Jess for eight hours on the road, healthy snacks, a few little naps and then a decent sleep in Prince George. I needed that down day.
Friday, June 22nd – hard day
We made it to Vancouver 😀
5k relaxed, 5k around half marathon pace was on schedule. I ran with my friends Karmen and Adam for the first half, then picked it up on the back half. Felt amazing and finally un-sick aside from a lot of snot.
Saturday, June 23rd – easy day
6.5k relaxed, and today relaxed was quicker than usual. Yessssss.
We spent the day walking around way too much (such a rookie move…oops) but napped before dinner and got to bed early!
Didn’t end up rocking the new Tracksmith crop that Karmen picked up for me in Boston, I am an over-heater and the thought of two layers and an extra inch of fabric was too scary 😂😂
Sunday, June 24th – race day!
I will recap this on it’s own! But in short, it was a great day!! Too warm for my liking but that’s the reality of a late Spring race! I missed my goal by 32 seconds which is highly frustrating, but I still ran a personal best in the half marathon distance!
After crossing the finish line, Adam was so kind to bring me my 5k bib so I could continue to the next starting line for my cool-down. LOL. I wanted another medal and some extra kilometers because…marathon training!
Jess did so well and placed in the top 10 in her age group for the 5k! Steph friggin won the race (not surprised)!
Back to training. I have work to do. Talk to ya soon with that race recap 😉
WEEKLY MILEAGE: 66km
INJURIES/PRE-HAB? nothing to report
NUTRITION BRAGS? first road trip where I ate healthy snacks and not all crap!
CURRENTLY READING: nothing right now, I’m in Vancouver!
CONFIDENCE BOOSTER(S): a half PR on a hot day, and feeling almost back to 100% health
NEXT RACE: Tyhee Lake Triathlon! July 8th!