*Week #6, August 31-September 6
I was sick with a cold. Definitely was not happy about it. I had been sick in July but this time it was much worse.
Tuesday: 4 miles
The plan was to run at an easy pace with 10 strides.
It was a hot and muggy day. Did not feel well at all. I stopped several times to catch my breath. I also had a cough which made it even worse. Total 4.02 @11:37 average pace. Splits are:
Wednesday: 8 tempo miles
The plan was for this run to have negative splits and to start around 11:00-11:30 and end around 10:30-10:45.
^^ That did not happen. I was still not feeling well. I didn’t have a cold anymore but my cough was much worse. I woke up a few times at night and was also coughing throughout the day. I managed to run 4.00 miles @11:57 average pace. Splits are:
Thursday: 4 miles
The plan was to run at an easy pace.
Did not run at all.
I left school early to go to the doctor. I was convinced I had bronchitis and was expecting a prescription for antibiotics. Well, it turned out that all I had was a “normal” cough due to my cold. My doctor did prescribe medicine for it.
Saturday: 20 miles
The plan was for this run to have negative splits.
I was out late the night before at a cotillion and did not get up in time to run with my group. My coach told me to run on Sunday instead. Well, I knew it was supposed to be very hot on Sunday so I decided to just do my run that day. I went out on my own at 11:00am but it was too late. Even though it was cloudy, it was still very humid. I had my CamelBak filled with HEED sports drink, hammer gels, and various other supplements and was ready to tackle this long run. Only managed to run 5.65 @12:14 average pace. Splits are:
Sunday: Yoga and 4 recovery miles
No yoga but because I did not finish my run on Saturday, my coach told me to run 10 on Sunday. I went to the gym. No way was I running outside–even if it was 10 miles. I do not remember the last time I ran at the gym. The gym I went to is new so each treadmill has its own TV monitor. However, all I was able to watch were old episodes of “Roseanne”. It was entertaining but I was definitely bored after 5 miles. Once I was done with 5, I took a break to get more water and hopped back on it to run 5 more miles. Whew, finally done with 10 miles.
*Runs on treadmill are done on 1% incline.
- I think this has been one of my worst training weeks due to being sick.
- Cannot wait for cooler weather because I am tired of running in this heat.
- I have to run 18 miles on Saturday, 20 the following Saturday and then taper time. Yes, I am excited about it.
- My next race is the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, September 27.
- I am definitely feeling much better. Thank goodness!