Marathon Weekly- Listening to Myself for a Change




Week 2 was a tough one but as I said on Friday things are improving with my hamstring J I am loving this new clinic and doctor. I have been able to run pain free on flat routes and am thrilled, even managed a slightly hilly run Saturday without pain! This week has also brought the return of allergies and on top of that issues with thyroid continue. I have been hypothyroid since my diagnosis in 2007 and rarely keep the same dose, once again I am in the middle of dose changes thanks to my thyroid slacking and making me even more fatigued plus I get the joy of hanging on to a few extra pounds L

Monday: Pilates DVD in morning, 1 hour elliptical, no way I was getting back in the freezing pool!
Tuesday: Morning spin/weights with trainer & Easy evening Run 5.5 miles
Wednesday: 1 hour elliptical while O went to kid’s yoga at the gym J
Thursday: Morning Spin/Weights, Run 5.5 miles (walking on hills), 1 mile walk in afternoon and core
Friday:  1.5 mile run to gym/Spin/1.5 mile run home pushing BOB
Saturday: 6 Mile run with group & weights
Sunday: Failed attempt at morning run thanks to allergies and fatigue ( ½ mile then home) but managed 4 miles run/walk with puppy before dinner
This says it perfectly!


Week 3 of B2B marathon training means I am 2 down and 2 to go until race day. The good news is I am feeling good about the hamstring but the weather ahead is not wonderful: rain and storms daily L

Goal: Now that the pool heat is fixed I plan to swim again. My 3rd half of the year and 2nd in the Monster Series is this week, I’m not making big goals this time after such tough racing so far. I honestly just want to start having good runs again.

Monday: Re-attempt of the 10 Mile run (this time with a friend)
Tuesday: Morning spin/weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching)
Wednesday: Elliptical or swim while O goes kid’s yoga
Thursday: Morning Spin/Weights, Easy Run
Friday:  Spin and Core
Saturday: 3-4 Mile run with group & weights
Sunday: Half Marathon #4 of 2013 Goal A sub1:40 B sub1:45 C Have a good run J

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Can’t wait to hear how everyone did at their races this weekend!






Comments

  1. Happy Memorial Day! Sorry about the allergies and the thyroid but it sure looks like you are pushing through. Hope that you can get your meds fixed so you're not so fatigued.

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    1. Exercise helps me focus when I lack the energy and helps me feel better and more in control of the weight gain.

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  2. I'm hypothyroid too! Although, I never feel any symptoms just found out when pregnant. I know all about trying different doses! Good luck with that!
    emma @ amomrunsthistown.com

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    1. Glad you are (and have been) symptom free, me not so lucky :( My 3 year old is hypo too but symptom free so we chose not to treat.

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  3. Sorry that it is so hard to get your dose figured out - I can always tell when I need to have my thyroid check again and a dosage change - miserable!!! Hopefully soon y'all will get it right!!!

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    1. Oh yes, I can tell exactly and hate that I sometimes have to fight for the check when I know :(

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  4. So happy about the pain free running! I know it's frustrating trying to find the right tx for your thyroid but I find it a little interesting. I was diagnosed after my daughter was born 14 years ago and I've only changed the dose 2 or 3 times. You'll find what works.

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    1. Wow, that is great! In the past 6 years I have probably changes nearly 15 times!

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  5. Sorry about the allergies...never fun! Love the planned week ahead :-) happy Memorial Day!

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  6. I have Hashimoto's disease (so am most definitely hypothyroid) and had THE WORST symptoms before treatment started (like menopausal at age 19). I've been pretty stable on dosage since seeing my current doctor and being GF has been immensely helpful!

    You are still a rockstar.

    xoxo

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    1. Glad you have found the right dose, I switched doctors due to insurance and am less then pleased :(

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  7. Looks like you are doing great pushing through a really tough situation. The thyroid can be so difficult to manage. Great job continuing to work out.

    I feel you on the weather. I am finally off work and this whole week is rain in the forecast every day!! I am hoping that changes. OF course I guess I should just ask you since you send all your weather my way neighbor. Heres hoping we get some good weather.

    Good luck with your training and I look forward to hearing how your half goes. I am a little jealous. At 23 weeks pregnant any run longer than 4 miles for me is out. Its to painful on the pelvis. I am living vicariously through all you running moms for the long runs. Ill stick with 5k for now.

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    1. I hope I can send some nice weather your way :) I remember those days of late pregnancy running and the pelvic pain, hang in there.

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  8. So glad to hear that hamstring is feeling better! I keep saying I'm going to swim, too... haven't been very good at following through. :)

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    1. Thanks Laura. We should hold each other accountable to swim!

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  9. Ugh. Allergies are tough. I'm glad your hamstring is feeling better and that you had a productive week of training. Hope the skies stay clear.

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