Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon: training week nine

Another week of training down! Only eight more weeks left or exactly two months today until race day. Craziness!

March 24, 2014
  • 4.0km walk with Harley
  • CrossFit workout of:
3 Sets of:
3 Rounds for time(s):
10 Burpees Over the Bar
10 Push Jerk – 45lbs
10 Front Squat – 45lbs

Rest 4:00/2:00

March 25, 2014
  • 7 x 800's 
    • 1km warm up
      1km cool down
March 26, 2014
  • 3.2km walk with Harley
  • T25 speed 1.0 and interval abs
March 27, 2014
  • 1 on/ 1 off  x10 + 30 on/ 90 off x5
    • 5.1kms total (6:22/km avg) 
  • T25 beta rip't circuit
March 28, 2014
  • 4.0km walk with Harley
  • T25 speed 2.0 
March 29, 2014
  • 15.5km run {5:56/km avg pace}. I ran almost 10kms alone and then met up with Erica, who finished the run with me. I tweaked my knee on Monday at CrossFit, and it was mildy hurting all week. I was stretching and icing it, but it started to KILL on the run. 
  • 5.0km walk with Harley
March 30, 2014
  • 3.2km walk with Harley
  • T25 workout
Tell me: my knee is still hurting...think I should take this week off from running or should I just shorten my runs this week?


  1. I'd try low impact cardio if possible, ice lots and stretch for 4 days then try a short run and see, keep doing that till better. I think the longest I took off from running cause of my knee was ten days, I did the elliptical and spin instead.

  2. Eeek! TWO months until race day!!! Lindsey's advice sounds good. I run if it's a dull ache that doesn't progress but rest if it's a sharp pain that increases as I run. Missing a run here or there is OK for me. I try to get my long runs done no matter what or cut them by only a couple of km if I'm not feeling 100%. Everyone is different. I would see my chiro or massage therapist for advice.

  3. Hmm... that is a tough decision on your knee issues. :( I would lean toward taking the week off and doing other low impact activities. I think it's better to give it a rest and let it heal versus pushing it right now because even shorter runs might aggravate it. I hope that whatever is going on with it goes away quickly as the last thing you need right now are knee issues!

    You had a solid week, though. I need to look more into this T25 program - sounds interesting! And you look so great, by the way! If someone took a picture of me in a squatting position, it would not be post worthy. ;)

  4. I would probably take the week off running. Maybe try swimming or bike, but this close to the race it's not worth pushing it too hard.

  5. Hmm, the knee is a tricky thing! If it is still bugging you I'd suggest going to get some ART. If it hurts while running/walking I would probably rest it for a few days and do some cross training. I hope it feels better soon!

  6. Ah, knee pain! so tricky. I've been having a few issues surrounding my knee area as well recently. I've resorted to complete rest, physio and massage. You could always get a PT to check it out?

  7. I'm probably late on commenting on this but I would take a couple of days off until your knee feels better. It's the worst to have nagging pain!



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