Happy Monday Friends!!
As I told you guys last week, I’m following a 10-miler training plan before starting a half-marathon plan to run my first 13.1 mile race.
Remember I said last week was a fairly easy week of training? Well, I can’t really feel the same about the second week. The main reason for this was because my gastritis/reflux gave my a hard time. However, I did manage (somehow) to not skip any run/workout and accomplish another “successful” week of training. Honestly, I don’t know how I feel about that.
This is my recap for week #2.
PS Please excuse that I only took like three pictures this week, I was not in the mood this time.
Easy Run of 4 Miles @12:19 average pace. I took walking breaks after mile two and three.
Cross training / Strength workout. I was not feeling good this day so I decided to take it easy. Even though I only spent one hour at the gym, the light exercise really helped me feel better.
5 miles = one mile warm up + 3 miles @ Lactate Threshold Pace + one mile cool down.
This run started TOUGH but after 2.5 miles I finally woke up and started enjoying it.
I felt completely awful and decided to move the scheduled workout to Sunday.
Easy run 6 miles @ 12:24 average pace, taking walking breaks of one minute every other mile.
This run felt particularly amazing. I love running outdoors.
Cross Training / Strength workout for one hour at the gym.
This wasn’t a good day to workout. I started feeling very dizzy after the first 20 minutes. Thank God they had candy at the gym’s front desk which made me feel ok after a few minutes.
Total Miles: 15.
Takeaways from this week of training:
- When I don’t feel good about my stomach I can’t eat/fuel myself as I normally do. When I can’t fuel myself, I can’t exercise properly.
- Demanding your body to follow a training plan when you don’t feel good is just not fair. This certainly implicates extra effort and stress that you’re only doing by choice.
- By judging on what happened to me during yesterday’s workout, I might have demanded too much from my body considering how sick I felt this week.
Even though I’m feeling pretty recovered from my stomach, I think I’ll be taking it easy this week. Plus, I’ll be traveling out of town so I don’t really know how my training will come out.
Sometimes I have to remember myself that I’m doing this just because I chose to. Therefore, it is OK to slow down sometimes.
How was your week of training?
Is it hard for you to slow down when you’re not feeling good?
It doesn’t come that natural to me, but I’ve been improving.