Marathon Training Day #34: Rolling (hills) on the river(side)


Contemplating the world of fitness blogging.

Contemplating the world of fitness blogging.

JK and I made a squash date for this morning. After learning my lesson from my epic Saturday of fitness two weeks ago, I decided to bypass the BodyPump. And even though my body is screaming to go to yoga, I opted to pass on that as well. I’ll get it in eventually. (I did get a new massage referral from a doctor, though, and booked an appointment for tomorrow post-run, hooray!).

Squash was good, seeing JK was good. Then I went home and did a bunch of work. When I finished that up (okay, when I got sick of that), I headed out for my 30 minute hilly run around 4pm. I felt stiff and sore and it was cold. I probably need to stretch more.
Tomorrow, 18k is on the schedule. Yikes. Soon I will pass half-marathon distance. It’s terrifying to think about.


The run: 4.7k in 30:44

The route:

Marathon Training Day #20: The day of four work-outs

Honey, peanut butter and banana on toast. The greatest pre-run run ever.

Honey, peanut butter and banana on toast. The greatest pre-run meal ever.

Clearly, I’m a moron. Or, at least, a bad social planner. I asked my sister Anne (hi Anne!) to do yoga with me, forgetting my pal JK (hi JK!) and I already mde plans for squash and Bodypump. And since I bailed on my hill training yesterday and refused to bail on my friend or sister, it meant today would be a day of extreme fitness.

Here’s what went down:

1. Biked to Goodlife
2. Squash
3. Bodypump
4. Biked to yoga
5. Yin yoga
6. Biked home
7. Hill training

Now I am exhausted and my legs are dead. But tonight is JW’s (hi JW!) 30th birthday. The first of many 30s I will celebrate this year.

Tomorrow’s long run won’t be pretty.


The run: 5.1k in 39:01
The route: