Before I get too far into it, this past week included a lot of rest.
Like, a lot.
I always struggle with whether or not to run when I’m feeling under the weather. I knew I should take Thursday and Friday off because I was barely able to function at work. No working = no running.
Saturday I really wanted to run so I did 15 minutes on the bike to warm up and made it 3 minutes on the treadmill before I thought I was going to die. I’m fairly certain I used seven Kleenex in that 18 minute period as well. Have you ever attempted to blow your nose when running? It’s not so fun.
|Monday||Off – Universal Studios||Kelly’s FitBit said we walked 10,000 steps while we were there, so I’ll call it active rest 🙂|
|Tuesday||Off – flying home||Nailed it!!|
|Thursday||8k run||Quality time on the couch – dang cold!|
|Friday||10k run||More time on the couch|
|Saturday||8k run||15 min on the bike|
|Sunday||11.5k run||5k run|
Old me would be displeased with how this week went, but I really wanted to make sure this cold went away so I could get back into training. On Saturday I picked up Oil of Oregano (it’s awful) and oscillococcinum to attempt to kick the cold in the butt. I have no idea if they actually worked, but I felt better on Sunday, so I’ll take it!! 🙂
And just like that it’s back to full on training.
With 12 weeks until my race I’m going to really try and focus on the areas other than running: stretching, rolling, sleep, and nutrition, in order to keep myself healthy as I build up my mileage to come crazy numbers. I’m also really going to focus on getting my six days a week in as this program won’t provide me with the benefits I’m looking for if I don’t follow it.
Tell me: How was your training last week?
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