How Quickly Things Can Change

Monday, I was thinking how good I felt. I didn’t have any aches or pains and felt rested. I was feeling good going into the taper weeks before the Country Music Half and the Flying Pig Marathon.

That changed on Tuesday.

By Tuesday evening, I had a sore throat and I knew what that was the forerunner of.

The rest of the week, I spent fighting off the “crud”. Hopefully, I’m over the hump.  So much for feeling good about the taper.

Sunday, I ran 9 miles with Amy.  She struggled but hung in there.  She still has not signed up for the Country Music Half.  I’ll be surprised if she does.  Her training has not been as consistent this year.

Monday, was interval day.  Ran 8 miles with 5 x 600m intervals at 5k pace.

Tuesday was a rest day.

Wednesday, I ran 4 miles with 6 x 100m strides.  I was dragging then but kept to the schedule.

Thursday was a rest day.

Friday’s schedule called for a “tune up” race but I just didn’t have it in me.  So I ran 6 miles with the goal to run under a 9 minute pace.  I did  it but it was a struggle.  Legs just felt tired.

Saturday morning I ran 15.  That is about all I can say.  The pace was slow but I put in the miles.  I came home and felt chilled even after a hot shower. I napped the rest of the morning.  Felt better after lunch, in fact, the best I felt  since the first of the week.

Sill have a cough but I hope I’m over the worst.

Here are the gory details….

Training for the week
Sun: 9 miles with Amy – 1:42:35, 11:24 pace
Mon: 8 miles w/5x600m  – 1:10:11, 8:46 pace
Tues: Rest
Wed: 4.15 miles – 37:23, 9:00 pace
Thur: Rest
Fri: 6 miles – 53:28, 8:54 pace
Sat: 15 miles – 2:28:36, 9:54 pace

Total for the week: 42 miles

3 Responses to “How Quickly Things Can Change”

  1. Bob Allen Says:

    I hope the crud passes quickly. I’m impressed that you could put in those miles being sick.

  2. Joe Says:

    If you get the crud over with now, all the better…your base it built, whether you feel like it or not!

    FWIW, I had a cold the full week before the Illinois Marathon, in fact took my last antihistimine about 2 hours before the gun. And had a great race. So, go with it, however you feel, David!!

  3. Oldman Says:

    9 more days, hang in there, it will all pay off.

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