Believe it or not, I am on day 19 of being sick. It is feeling like the slowest recovery process ever- the first week was a terribly sore throat, then it was a week of coughing, and now it’s all head congestion/sneezing. Physically, I feel much better than I did the first week. I have been able to run, although early last week my breathing was still feeling harder than usual (plus it was hot and humid early last week). By the end of the week my paces were getting back to normal, I just had to run with tissues and occasionally stop to cough. Regardless, I am happy that I got in my first full week of marathon training! My coach dialed down the intensity for this week, because there was really no way I could have done speed work on Tuesday.
Monday: 4 miles easy, core/hip exercises
I noticed that my vivofit measured 4.32 miles while my Forerunner measure 4 miles…after sharing this on instagram I learned that others have noticed this as well, but that we should generally trust the Forerunner which has GPS capabilities.
Tuesday: 4 miles easy
Wednesday: Strength training
Thursday: 4 miles easy, core and hip exercises
Friday: 5 miles with 3 at goal marathon pace
Saturday: 13 miles…this was my longest run living in my new house and so I explored some different routes which turned out to be very hilly! This is good because my race has hills, but comparing the elevation charts, I think these hills were more than I will have to worry about on race day.
From the Route 66 Marathon course map:
I’ve really been focusing on resting more than ever lately to try to get over this cold. I had a really busy week at work last week, so I tried to use the time I wasn’t working or running to relax. This meant blogging was put on hold. I’m not sure what this week will bring, but I am planning to be around more than last week!
Total miles: 30 (My first time hitting 30 miles this year!)
How were your workouts last week?
Have you ever had a cold that just wouldn’t go away?
Do you have a favorite Pandora station to listen to while you work out?