NAFHALF Training: Week 5

3BlackCatCo_NAFHALF_Week05 I’ve been out of commission the last few days thanks to an old back injury. I’m not sure exactly what it is – I haven’t seen a doctor simply because by the time I’d get an appointment, the pain would be gone. But the last few days have been spent on the couch in hopes that it go away once again, without too much impact on my training plan.

How do you deal with an injury during your training plan? 

Monday 6/12: Swim Lesson #2 (40:00)
Freestyle and Breaststroke drills


Tuesday 6/13: 0.78 mi (16:46) 21:30 min/mi

What a giant failure of a track workout! It was like 93 degrees outside. I tried, but hadn’t been feeling great the whole day and I just couldn’t run. I tried, but my body was not having it.

Wednesday 6/14: Swim Lesson #3 (40:00)
Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke drills

Thursday 6/15: 2.01 mi (28:17) 14:02 min/mi

Friday 6/16: 2.48 miles (40:00) 16:07 min/mi

Since I didn’t get any speed work done on Tuesday, I tried to some during my treadmill workout on Friday. I grabbed this workout from Pinterest:



Saturday 6/17: Thankfully planned rest day – woke up with a painful back. Roswell and I went to the Maryland Lavender Festival and, then while he went on a bike ride, I rested my back in the afternoon.

Sunday 6/18: I had six miles on my plan, but thanks to my back, I decided to take the day off. I’m hoping this doesn’t get me too far behind on training as there are only 90 days until the race!

Total mileage for the week:  5.28 miles
Total mileage for NAFHALF training cycle: 43.57 miles

Current Plan for next week:
Monday: Swim cancelled due to weather, thank goodness for rest
Tuesday: Walk PM?
Wednesday: Swim PM
Thursday: Run AM
Friday: Gym AM
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Long Run (6 miles)


Linking up this week with the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin and guest host Run and Live Happy.

5 thoughts on “NAFHALF Training: Week 5

  1. Chaitali says:

    I hope your back fees better soon! The lavender festival looks beautiful. I had no idea that was a thing around here. I’ll have to remember that for next year.

  2. runandlivehappy says:

    I hope your back feels better quickly! I have one of those old back injuries that acts up for no reason and then goes away for no reason. It’s a little annoying. Missing a few runs won’t get you far behind in your training. You’ll be fine at the race! I hope you have a great week!

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