Bristol Half-Marathon training week 3

Already 3 weeks of Half Marathon training done! WHERE does the time go? I’m glad to report that compared to week 2, I smashed week 3 of my training! Here’s what was on the program:

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And here is what I did:

Monday: Rest day to recover from my weekend…ahem

Tuesday: Just over 30min run (6.4km) along the river followed by a 15min abs NTC class and lots of stretching and foam rolling. I met up with Audrey for that run and she helped me to get out of the rut in which I was stuck during week 2. The funny thing is that it was the first Audrey and I met. We have been reading each others blog for a while and had conversations via twitter and it’s very naturally that we decided to meet up for a run. Gotta love social media! However as I am a bad blogger I didn’t take a selfie of us. Next time!

Wednesday: 1h pilates class

Thursday: BRICK workout in partnership with the London Duathlon and BOOM Cycle. The London Duathlon is a run-bike-run event which is taking place on 14th September 2014 in Richmond Park. Unfortunately I cannot take part as I will be moving to Bristol that weekend. It’s a shame as it sounds like a lot of fun, especially if you sign up as a team.  Places for the London Duathlon are now sold out but you can still enter for a charity place: http://londonduathlon.com/charities

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During a BRICK training session, the aim is to practice multisports (bike-run in this instance) one after the other with minimal or no interruption in between. I considered this being my hill training for the week as the 30 minute spin class mimicked the hills on the Richmond Park where the London Duathlon will take place. After that, we then went for a 4K ish run.

It was tough! I really really pushed myself. Never a class had me stripping before. I couldn’t even hold my phone still after. Apologies for the blurry pictures.

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Transition from spin shoes to running shoes

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BOOOOOOM

Even though I cannot take part into the London Duathlon, I will incorporate BRICK workouts in the future as they really, in my opinion, enable you to train for the second part of the race, the one where your legs are tired and like jelly.

Friday: REST DAY

Saturday: Thanks to Sweaty Betty and Glöanna I was lucky enough to win tickets via twitter for Run Glöanna , a fun event were you have a shot of prosecco (at 8.30am), set off for a 5K run in Battersea park, and then enjoy a 45min yoga session. Post-yoga we had a brunch consisting of sushi, more prosecco and fresh fruit and listened to the awesome DJ’s playlist.

Even though it was a rainy start, I loved the day. I had never been to Battersea Park before and it was a great discovery! It’s so cute! I liked the fact that this wasn’t a race but a casual 5K where I could catch up with my running buddies and make even more running friends! We all had a good giggle from the start. The yoga class was AMAZING. Even though it was a bit challenging (as you can see, I just relaxed and took pictures instead of attempting head stand…ahem), the 45min passed by too rapidly.

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With Leah, Kiera, Lucy and Jen

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Photo courtesy of Leah. By the way, I LOVE my Fabletics capri.

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Picture by Jen
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Right, you do that while I take some pictures…

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Sushi and Prosecco brunch

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The best portaloo ever

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Sunday: 60min run (10K) with lots of hills and lots of swearing and a sense of pride for smashing my week of workout and reaching the 1,000K milestone on my Nike+ app.


Check out my other training recaps:

Week 1

Week 2

 

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