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Last week’s training and pondering whether I’m marathon ready or not :|

Last week was good work-out wise, even though I busted my left leg on Tuesday…


I love starting the week with a 7am Crossfit session, especially if it involves great core stuff like the front rack carry and weighted planks. Everone was commenting on me having a weight on my back for those – no one else dared. I think even though I still feel quite soft in the middle, compared to lots of people my abs are actually quite strong. Maybe the ‘feeling soft’ thing is just a hang-up from post-pregnancy when I really struggled with a weak core.


I LOVED this WOD, I bounced so fast with the box jumps but it turns out I totally busted my calves in doing so 😐  That totally sucks but since 5 sessions of Bikram had just my previous calf/back of the knee niggle almost dissapear. I’m hoping another 5 sessions and I’ll be good as new again.


Run felt fine but in general I don’t know whether I should be running with a sore leg or not…

Meant to go to Bikram again after work but didn’t get away on time so this was a rest day.


Didn’t go for the 7am class as I wanted to see what was planned for the day – I knew I had to take it easy on my calves. Turns out it was the perfect class for my sore leg – deadlifts are about hamstrings and glutes, not calves and bench press is obviously upper body and core.


Worst.Bikram.Ever. First of all I showed up for 2pm only to learn the class was actually at 3. So I walked around for an hour and by the time I started the litre of water I had had at 1pm must have passed through my system already because I felt so totally terrible for about 10-15 min of the practice.


Busy day with getting the furniture back into the house but I squeezed in a run and in the evening a little swim as well. Good end to the week.

I have printed out blank calendar pages from October onwards to start planning the training for my two spring marathons (Paris & Milton Keynes) but haven’t done that yet due to that left leg of mine that keeps giving me grief.

I think I’ll keep up with the Bikram and just gradually increase my mileage so that I do 30km a week by the end of November and then slowly increase it again.  I’d like to start the proper training plan on 1st of January with weekly runs getting close to totalling 50km.

Last year I was doing 20km long runs every weekend for months before marathon training kicks in. This year I haven’t done regular long runs like that since the spring so I’m a little nervous.

But it is what it is. I still have 5 months until Paris so it’s not quite time to panic yet 🙂


Afternoon/post physio appointment update: Calf feels ok, issue most likely in the knee. Will need an MRI to determine that. In the meanwhile though I’m ok to do whatever I’m doing, minus jumping and kneeling as these are the things that hurt the back of my knee/calf.  I’m happy with that, will keep up the Bikram and get the MRI to finally get an answer.

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  • Reply
    November 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Nice! But what app do you use to record you’re training? It looks intresting to record the wods!

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      November 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      I use dailymile.com to record my workouts. I like the interface but unfortunately it only has reporting functionality for distance based activities (running, cycling, etc.), it’d be great to get reports on lifting weights!

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        November 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

        Thanks for the answer. And yes i’m also still searching for a good site of app to track my weightliffting workouts.

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    November 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Well, it is very impressive. I don’t do half of what you are doing. i am glad that you are continuing with the Bikram. I love it too. I don’t know why, i just do.

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    October 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I’m impressed with all the crossfitting. Take care of that calf though so you don’t end up with bigger problems. 5 months is plenty of time to prepare for that marathon.

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      October 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

      I increased my membership from twice a week to 3 times a week from the beginning of September! A few weeks into it I didn’t think I’d be able to actually fit 3 sessions in a week but so far I have been able to (more or less) and it keeps being fun, so no regrets 🙂 I might scale it back to twice a week from January though when marathon training kicks in…

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