STWM Training: Week 3

This was not really what I would call a “training week”. I ended up only running once, but I did make it to GoodLife a couple of times.


STWM Training: Week 3


Monday: GoodLife Workout

I had some time on Monday to head to the gym to get a small workout in. I warmed up for 5 minutes on the stationary bike and then did a bunch of upper body strength training. The usual rows, presses and flys. I also did a 30 squats too. I have noticed that lifting has become a bit easier. Time to put some more weights on!

Tuesday: 4K Run

No sugar coating this one: This run SUCKED. I felt tired and my stupid soleus muscle was irritated. I felt it tense up several times and because it started doing that – I shut running down for the rest of the week. I changed my STWM Tune up Run #2 to the 10K and decided to just stop running for a week to see what happens. I rolled and iced – and we will see what happens this week when I start running again. I’m also thinking it is time to see the doctor *sigh*.

Wednesday: Canada Day

Does eating snacks count as a workout?

Thursday: Nothing

A bit too busy with the start of summer school and then I had track practice!

Friday: Nothing

Saturday: Gym Workout at GoodLife

This time I was on the bike for 25 minutes. Alternating between 5 minutes easy, 5 minutes hard. Then I did all my usual upper body strength training: presses, flys, rows, tricep pulls. I also did some squats too. It was a good workout!

Sunday: Nothing


I’m annoyed. I think I said that last week too 😉  I’m 90% sure it is tendonitis. Therefore lots of rest, RICEing and stretching and rolling. I have no plans to run again until maybe Wednesday at the earliest. I’m about to head to the gym for some more bike time/weights. I mentioned on Thursday that this weekend’s Tune up Run will be the deciding factor whether I drop the marathon and concentrate on the half at STWM instead. I don’t really want to do that, but I don’t want to be really injured either! Since it is super early in the marathon training cycle, taking a week off isn’t that big of a deal, but taking a month off is. I’m not at the point that I can manage a 10 week cycle. BUT – I could easily do a 8-10 week half marathon training cycle.

But – saying that. This definitely sucks the big one. I have barely started training and boom, injury. This is all related to that 10K run in the chariot. I will probably never run with the chariot again 😉

I think that I’m bummed out more because I really want to keep training with all the STWM digital champions and everyone else training for the race. If this was any other race, I would switch and probably not worry about it – which is what I did in 2013 when I switched to the 5K for the Army Run. So – I feel more conflicted this time and really want to stay in it. 

Alright – time to head to the gym and then downtown for summer school stuff! Have a great Monday!



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  1. Kristi@Blog for an Average Runner

    Oh no! With any luck just the rest will help and you will be back to running. The good thing is it is very, very early days, lots of time to work up to the marathon.
    Have you thought about pool running? I tried it for the first time last week and really liked it. Love the idea that I can work out without any impact and the water feels therapeutic even when I am working. I’m taking a class at Dovercourt pool.
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  2. Andrea

    I feel your pain/frustration. Just developeda stress fracture and also considering dropping from full marathon to half for stwm. Early days though so wishing you healing thoughts

  3. Jessica

    Listening to you body now will save you weeks in the long run. Hang in there!
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  4. Ann-Marie

    Sorry to hear about the injury and frustrations. Listen to your body and give it rest now and you might be able to get back on track. Even if you don’t end up PB-ing, still being able to run the race would be an accomplishment! In my opinion, any which way that you can get 42.2km done (run, walk, shuffle, crawl, lol) is AMAZING! 🙂

  5. Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure

    I’m with you — my knee is not behaving. So frustrating. But hey, I’ll totally count eating snacks as a workout! If so, I’m right on top of things.
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    1. ~Rebecca~ (Post author)

      I’m always eating…..


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