Training: Sickness and Cut Back Week
Another week of training down. This week is different from usual because I picked up a virus on Thursday. This meant a lot of R&R and sleep. I miss two runs and a workout, but that’s how life goes.
|Wednesday:||6X1 miles (average 6:19)|
|Sunday:||Long Run with Julie|
Easy runs were just that, easy. I ran early. It was great except I got caught in the pouring rain during the last mile on both Monday and Tuesday. I thought I had beaten the storm, but sadly, I did not.
Workout Wednesday: 6×1 mile hill repeats with 90 seconds rest (average 6:19)
This is my fastest mile average by 13 seconds. It felt like a hard workout, but I do feel as if I’m building a lot of fitness. It was rainy and windy, but I had a great workout. Sometimes I loathe hill repeats, and sometimes I’m excited to get back to them. It depends on my mood of the week. Last week I was excited to run fast, and I had my best mile repeat workout in a while.
On Thursday, I needed a rest day. Around 2 pm, I found myself exhausted and getting sick. It felt as if I woke up from a long run for three days straight. Honestly, it was awful and the worst sickness I’ve had in a long time. On Saturday, I felt better but not enough to run. It was an unexpected rest/cut back week.
I promised my friends and coworkers; I would run with them on Sunday, and luckily I felt good enough to do that. To be honest, I had been looking forward to the run all week, so I was glad I felt better. She had a workout for her marathon of 3-mile warmup and 11 miles at race pace. We crushed the goal even with wind and hills. We had a good run and after feeling exhausted and lethargic for a few days, it was nice to get out there. I felt a lot better after running.
This week was not what we planned but looking at my training log; it’s okay. I haven’t had a cutback week since before Carlsbad half marathon (shame on me). I haven’t rested that long for a while, and my body needed it. It’s actually perfect timing for my Spring races because I still have three weeks until Shamrock half marathon. To be honest, once I get back into the routine, it probably won’t affect me. Will I remember this 3-day break in a month? The answer is no.
I can’t say I’m starting next week 100% fresh because I still feel under the weather but hopefully in a few more days I will feel better. My guess is I’ll feel back to my awkward self by Wednesday.
Questions for you:
Do you workout when you’re sick?
I usually don’t because I’m miserable, and I just want to nap.
What was your favorite workout of the week?