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Training: Recovery and Turkey Trot

Last weeks training was spent relaxing after the Philadelphia Half Marathon and preparing for the yearly Turkey Trot.

me running

Since I didn’t run at 100% at Philadelphia, I felt as though physically I recovered decently to race last Thursday.  Mentally, not as much, but from a physical standpoint, I felt decent for the turkey trot on Thanksgiving.

Monday: Easy 45 minutes
Tuesday: Short hike in North Jersey
Wednesday: Easy 60 minutes
Thursday: Turkey Trot 5k (19:02)
Friday: Easy 45 minutes
Saturday: Easy 60 minutes
Sunday 14 miles/6.5 7:23 pace

Thoughts:

In all, I feel good about the week.  My food poisoning still has me feeling more tired, but on Sunday I was able to finish 14 miles and not be sick (unlike Philadelphia haha).  I’m now 21 days (out of a possible 70) from initially coming down with the disease.

While I am starting to feel better and I don’t feel like I’m going to be sick as frequently, but I do feel more tired all of the time.  After the half marathon, I did increase the dosage to the recommended amount of antibiotics (I was taking a half dose).

Turkey Trot: (19:02)

I’ll have a full recap tomorrow, but I was thankful to run with a good friend of mine who pushed me along the way.  We also ran part of Philadelphia together.  I didn’t feel great, but I was happy with how I ran for the day.  I’ve had a hard time not comparing myself to times I was running in October, but I know once I feel better I’ll be back down to where I was.  I had a great time as always at the Turkey Trot, and it’s one of my favorite races of the year.

Posts from the week:
Philadelphia Half Marathon Recap
Hiking 7 Bridges (Colorado Springs)
Visiting the Grand Canyon

Questions for you;
Did you race on Thanksgiving?
How do you recover from races?

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5 responses

  1. Hollie – I have been following you for awhile…you are amazing still keeping up with training as much as you have been with feeling so sick. I am similar in that I always tend to take less of the recommended dosage of antibiotics…I hate medicine lol.. how did you contract food poisoning and do you know what type you were diagnosed with?

    • I have never had good luck with antibiotics either. I got listeria while traveling. Right now, I’m not puking sick but feel more tired than usual. What kind of food poisoning do you have?

      • I have heard Listeria is brutal. So glad you are starting to feel better! Luckily, I have not had food poisoning yet, (knock on wood), but it is scary at how common it really is. Keep resting up!

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