Training: Recovery and Turkey Trot
Last weeks training was spent relaxing after the Philadelphia Half Marathon and preparing for the yearly Turkey Trot.
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|
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.
Questions for you;
Did you race on Thanksgiving?
How do you recover from races?