Week 5 – Hills and a Headache

Week 5 on the road to Philly is in the books and it was a challenging week for sure – thanks in large part to a migraine that hung out for a few days. Migraines

Monday: Hello migraine! Hip strengthening and core work.

Tuesday: A hilly 5 miler.

Wednesday: Migraine continued. T25 Total Body Circuit.

Thursday: 5.5 miles.

Friday: T25 Ab Intervals.

Saturday: 9.2 miles with rolling hills. First time running 9 miles since the spring!

Sunday: Much needed rest day.

So the base-building continues. On deck for week 6, 23 running miles, some cross training and more core work, including the 8 minute core workout posted last week on Fuel Your Future with Tina (if you’re not reading her blog, you really should check it out!) I love to mix up the core work and Tina’s workout looks challenging.

How’s your training going?




  1. Thanks for featuring my post Michelle! It is harder than it looks, and definitely works to keep your hips in alignment….which is a definite area to work on for women.

    Sorry you had a migraine, those are the absolute worst, you still got a great week in though!
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  2. ugh migraines are AWFUL. so sorry — hope it’s dissipated!
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  3. Tina has some awesome training information on her site! Sorry you had a migraine–cannot even imagine how bad they are. Better luck this week!
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  4. ugh migraines are the worst. Impressed you did that much with one. My allergies came back with a vengence this week maybe that’s what caused your headache?
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  5. ugh!!! migraines are terrible… way to get in though in spite of it all!

  6. Boo, sorry about the migraine. I get ocular migraines, but by some miracle they are painless. Good week! Feels weird ramping up the mileage, yes?
    I feel like my training for NYC is “not enough”. Ugh.
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    • That’s wild (and lucky) that you have no pain! The slow ramp-up does feel weird – I keep trying not to listen to that voice that says I should be doing more.

  7. Great job with your training despite the migraine! I would have called it quits and gone to bed in a dark, dark room.
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  8. aww, sorry to hear about your migraines! amazed that you pushed through!
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  9. Great job pushing thought. I was plagued with headaches last week too. Maybe I wasn’t drinking enough water?
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  10. Great job on your training, even with some headaches. I’ve heard that T25 is pretty intense.
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  11. Thanks for the link to Tina’s blog! I’ll check it out. Hope the headaches get better. And good job on your training!
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  12. Oh no! Migraines are awful! Hope you felt better the rest of the week!
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