Owens Corning Half Training Recap: Week 3

Week three flew by. Unfortunately, in the beginning, my right PF still felt strained from last weekend’s rocky trail run. On Tuesday, I hopped on the treadmill, ran about a quarter of a mile, and decided that the level of discomfort in my foot wasn’t normal or easing up. I opted to finish my workout on the elliptical instead, and since I finished my other three runs without incidence this week – I know I made the right call.

The real MVP this week, though…was my foam roller. Sure, my plantar fasciitis was causing me pain, but it took my foam roller about 2 seconds to make me realize it was probably caused by a super tight and sore calf muscle. Everything is connected.

Also! I bought and tested out a new running watching this week. My first and only Garmin took a tumble in the washing machine a couple months ago and although it miraculously continued to work, it no longer uploaded my runs to my computer. I purchased the Forerunner 235, and I am obsessed, particularly with the ability to plug in specific workouts I need to do during the week. It also gives me a buzz when I’m running too fast or too slow when I give it a pace window I’d like to fall into, and it’s kept me right on track. It’s also been nice to follow my sleep, daily steps, and heart rate.

Post-Pure Barre and long run…I was able to boulder for approximately 5 minutes before my body said, “NOPE!”
  • Monday: 35min indoor biking + upper lifting
  • Tuesday: 5.5 miles* (1h) on the elliptical
  • Wednesday: Pure Barre
  • Thursday: 4.5 miles*, half on the indoor track/half on the treadmill
  • Friday: Rest day
  • Saturday: Pure Barre, followed by a 10 mile long run
  • Sunday: 1 warm-up mile, 4 x marathon goal pace + 15s, 1 cool-down mile
  • Weekly mileage = 20.5 miles running, 5.5 elliptical

*Warm-up first: hip raises, single-leg hip raise, clamshells

I’m linking up Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC + Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap.

14 thoughts on “Owens Corning Half Training Recap: Week 3”

  1. Great job with your workouts. You just reminded me that I need to roll my calves too!

    I’ve heard great things about Garmin watches but I’m riding out my Nike+ watch until it eventually dies!


  2. Hi! I just found your blog via Eat Pray Run DC blog. I’m a Glass City marathon race Ambassador, so super excited to see we are training for the same event! Are you in Toledo now?… and if so, where did you go indoor rock climbing? I’ve been wanting to go for a long time now! (and FYI, I LOVE my Garmin 235 too!)


    1. Hi Lisa! That’s awesome – I’m glad you found me on here! I just moved back to Toledo from DC last June, and I still don’t follow that many area blogs. I really wish there was a climbing gym in Toledo – we went to the one near Troy, MI that weekend, but usually I go to the Planet Rock in Ann Arbor since it’s closer.

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    1. I’ve just gotten back into the swing of foam rolling daily (even if it’s just for a minute or two), but it’s amazing how long I’ll still sit in the same room with it and continue to put it off!

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