This week has been a roller coaster. I started the week off on a high after last week’s many accomplishments – my first 10 miler, running and walking a complete half marathon in one day, and reaching the 500 mile training mark. However, my runner’s high quickly crossed paths with feelings of a cold coming on. Early on in the week my throat was sore, much how it feels when I’m about to get a full blown cold. Wednesday morning I also woke up a bit stuffed up. Fortunately, I think its been more the roller coaster weather we’ve had over the past week or so that I’ve been feeling (it was in the mid 60s a couple days ago and today it snowed), since thankfully my symptoms never progressed.
Because I felt run down, I scaled back this week’s workouts. Instead of running on Thursday I powerwalked instead, and I didn’t complete my planned walk on Friday. Although I’m kicking myself a bit for the fact this week’s mileage is the lowest weekly total that I’ve logged since week 7 of my training, I know that I cannot afford to let myself get sick or injured at this point, especially since runDisney tweeted this today:
30 days until #WDWMarathon! How is your training going?
— runDisney (@runDisney) December 8, 2013
Its hard to believe that we leave for Disney World in 31 days, (by my calculations runDisney is a day off in their countdown), I’ll participate in the inaugural Disney World 10k in 33 days, and I’ll run my first half marathon in 34 days. I definitely can’t afford to get sick now, especially since I have another long run (11.5 miles) planned for next weekend. I’m crossing my fingers that this week was just a temporary set back and that I’ll be good to go from here on out!
Mon 12/2 – Rest day
Tues 12/3 – 2.53 mile treadmill run, kettlebell squat swings, legs, abs, glutes, foam rolling
Wed 12/4 – Rest day
Thurs 12/5 – 3.40 mile treadmill walk (powerwalked at 13:43 pace!), chest, back, arms
Fri 12/6 – Rest day
Sat 12/7 – 5.00 mile treadmill run, 0.64 mile walk, foam rolling
Sun 12/8 – resistance band strength training for my ankle, abs, glutes
Total Weekly Mileage – 11.57 miles (14.32 miles less than week 13)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 217.16 miles
QOTD: How do you adjust you’re training when you’re not feeling well?