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Workouts - Last Week Today - October 2

fontover_201671013354641-1.jpgI am in my 12th week of training for the Houston Half and my 1st week of training for the Houston Marathon. While I have 2 training plans, I'm planning to mostly follow the half plan until the full plan catches up.

This week, coming off the fatigue I was feeling, I combined the two plans. The weekday runs were kept low and easy and I kept up with my weekend longer mileage. Speaking of the fatigue, my test results came back showing that I was low in iron and vitamin d. I started a multi-vitamin along with iron.  I hope to feel back to normal soon!

Here's how my week shook out:

Sunday - 13 miles easy. Which was anything but easy. It was hot and I felt super sluggish, but I powered through and got it done. Once I got home, I pretty much slept the day away!
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Monday - Rest

Tuesday - 4 miles easy with Anam & body weight exercises

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Wednesday - Rest

Thursday - 4 miles easy with Sorcha & body weight exercises

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Friday - Rest

Saturday - 6 miles easy... and they felt east, thanks to a footprint that came through, temps in the 60s, felt so good!

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Total Miles = 27

 




I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap; and Nicole, Annmarie, Jen, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday.

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Comments

  1. For years, I've chewed a Vitamin D supplement (chocolate) along with a joint supplement (peanut butter) both from GNC. It's like my own little peanut butter cup. I hope the added iron and Vitamin D will work it's magic quickly. I didn't realize you were training for the marathon as well. At least you'll get cooler temps as you get into the higher mileage? Maybe? Thanks for linking, Vicki!

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  2. I have often wondered about the iron thing. I've never had mine tested (that I can recall). I don't feel sluggish or anything...I do take a multivitamin that also has iron, so I guess I'm covered. You've inspired me to do a little research on this, thanks!

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  3. You sound like me after a long run. I am so lazy and us ur nap the rest of the day. It takes it put of you. Especially in the heat. Great job on your 13 miles.

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  4. I hope the supplements help you get some energy back! Great week of training!

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  5. Ha Vicki you sound like me not really sure what your training for at which time! It's fun to have several on the calendar! I think being low in the iron and vitamin D departments are something that can easily be corrected with diet and or a supplement.
    Thank you for joining us and good luck to you!

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  6. OH... I could really get into a little chocolate supplement. I've been on the supplements for about a week and noticed last night that my legs aren't feeling like they can't move.
    Yes, planning on running the Houston Marathon as my first marathon... I had picked it specifically because I didn't want to train for my first marathon in the heat of the summer.

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  7. I had never thought about the vitamin D... I always thought getting enough sun would help! I'm thankful that my doctor is very thorough.

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  8. It does take a lot out of you. The dogs and cats curling up with me didn't help either!

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  9. thank you! I've been taking them for about a week, and I'm feeling less sluggish/legs don't feel full of lead.

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  10. Thankfully, they are easy to correct. I've been taking the supplements for about a week and am starting to feel a difference... particularly in my legs not feeling so heavy.

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  11. You're doing great with the training!! Low iron & Vitamin D would definitely contribute to low energy. Have you tried spirulina powder? I used to have low iron and started putting it in my green smoothies and it really bumped it up nicely.
    Keep up the good running girl!

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  12. I haven't tried the spirulina... had been meaning to look more into that!

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