Hello friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful start of the week.
I’m pretty enthusiastic about the fact that I might be back at my 100% this week. Even though last week I retook my training plan after being sick, I can’t really say that was a completely normal week of training.
I felt like my workouts/runs were twice as hard as they normally are. I was tired and feeling with no energy most of the time. Maybe last week my body wasn’t fueled enough considering the fact that I ate nothing but crackers the week before.
God! Trying to follow a training plan while overcoming a stomach illness can be extremely frustrating sometimes. However, as my Dad always tells me: what’s more important is that you keep your body in motion. That is certainly very comforting when your week of training results in a complete fail.
Monday: Off. was not feeling good.
Tuesday: Off because…Valentine’s day:)
Wednesday: Easy Run 4 miles @12:03 average pace. No walking breaks. Followed by my Plank routine.
Thursday: Was supposed to do a 5 mile run with 3 miles at tempo pace. However, I could only run two miles before hitting the wall HARD. My body was not able to move (literally). Somehow I managed to get to 2.84 miles.
Friday: Off. Again, was not feeling good.
Saturday: Strength training + Planks routine.
Sunday: According to my plan I needed to run 8 miles at an easy pace. The beginning was tough because of the 83 degrees and the 80% of humidity in Miami. I hit the wall at mile 4 and took half of one GU gel (because an entire one seemed like too much for my stomach) which gave me energy to go for another two miles. At mile 6 I decided to quit.
At the end I went back home walking and feeling very disappointed. I really wanted this long run to feel good. But it didn’t.
Total miles: 12.89. That is 4.11 miles below my goal.
Total rest days: 3 and I normally take 2.
Running is a sport of patience. I’ve witnessed it with my Dad for my entire life, and now I have to experience it by myself. I still feel very optimistic about this week though.
How was your week of training?