February 14, 2011

AR 50 Week Six


I'm gonna make this brief, because once again, I'm sick : / It seems that just as training starts really going well my immune system decides to rebel. Yesterday evening I started feeling a little feverish and my throat was swollen, and later that night I felt absolutely awful. Things were even worse when I woke up this morning so I called in sick for work and spent the day in bed with a throbbing head, alternating between being too hot or too cold. Ugh.

5 miles, 10:07 avg pace + 90 min hot yoga. This was one of the most beautiful days we've had in a while, complete with temps in the low 70s. My dad and I headed out for a run which was fun since we haven't run together in a while. It also helped me to reign in my pace since this was supposed to be a recovery run from my half marathon the day before. Yoga was a little more tough than usual. Not the poses, but the heat really got to me (maybe because it was so warm outside?). I stepped out of the room twice and left immediately after the last pose.


5 miles, 9:19 avg pace. Nothing special here, another early morning run before heading to work.


14 miles, 9:57 avg pace. My sucky long run of the week, which I documented here. Glad that one's over.

5 miles, 9:27 avg pace. Dragged myself out of bed for this one, hoping to get in 6 miles, but settled for 5 so I could make it to work on time.

10 miles, 9:20 avg pace. Since my schedule this week was a little different than usual, I had to move my midweek medium-long run to the weekend. To ensure that I got the miles in, I did something new: I ran to work! On the shortest route it's only about 6 miles from my house to work, but I added on a few detours to add on the extra mileage. It actually worked out great, and I'll definitely be doing it again. I left my stuff at work the day before so I couldn't back out, and the next morning I headed out. It was one of those runs where I felt better with every mile and my pace steadily dropped. I negative split the run and my fastest mile was also my last : ) I finished at a coffee shop, got breakfast, then walked the few blocks back to work to get ready. It was great! But then I got sick : (

Total: 39 miles
Happy Valentine's Day!!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly. Completely unscientific thoery, but I wonder if hot yoga might be contributing to the illness cycle. Seems like a prime environment for sickness if your immune system is battling. Haven't ever done hot yoga, so just a guess.

    Hope you break the illness cycle soon.