I think I have finally found my writing style for this blog, and I enjoy laying it out in chronological order via my training updates. It's a way to keep track of my training and share a few details with you along the way. The only downside to this, is that I need to blog at least once a week or I will be throwing up runs from many weeks ago, and then the details become fuzzy...
My Latest Workouts
Week of December 7-13
Sunday 12/7- I ran 6 miles around the neighborhood in the foothills, I ran these at lunchtime, and I didn't take my Garmin with me. I ended up talking to my mom on the phone for about 30 minutes. It was nice to catch up with her, and it was kind of like having a running buddy to talk to along the way.
Monday 12/8-Lunchtime 10k- I'm loving the cooler weather, and I felt like doing a tempo progression run. The first mile was flat, followed by two miles uphill, and then the last three miles were downhill, it's pretty easy to run tempo progression with a downhill at the end, Here's my Garmin data:
That night I noticed a slight tickle in my throat. I thought it was allergies, because I had been dusting some furniture.
Tuesday 12/9- Rest, I woke up late and didn't have time to workout before work. I also had a few errands to run at lunchtime. That tickle in my throat was also accompanied by a sluggish tired feeling. Uh oh.
Wednesday 12/10- Rest- I left work at 10AM and felt like garbage. I thought I was coming down with the flu. That night I was having a lot of trouble swallowing, and it didn't feel like just the flu.
Thursday 12/11- I went to work... We were having our holiday party/White Elephant gift exchange. I was in charge of organizing the party, so I felt like I couldn't not show up. I also made it to the Dr.'s office that day. My diagnosis was Strep Throat. EWWWWW. I haven't had that sickness since I was a teenager. I was given a prescription for antibiotics, and I also asked for some syrup with Tylenol/codeine. Oh I was such a happy camper once I came home and was able to drink some medicine....
Eating and drinking had been so painful, that I wasn't really eating or drinking much fluids.
Friday 12/12-Rest, I had a serious case of mommy guilt when I dropped my kids off at day care in the morning.
|I took this picture that morning. They were being really cute.|
I felt rotten, but I figured that I was still really contagious and I didn't want to get them sick. I also knew that sleeping would be next to impossible with them at home with me.
Saturday 12/13-Rest, (sort of) I took the kids to the park and did a little bit of Christmas shopping. The antibiotics had started to kick in, and I was feeling more normal. I also finally got my appetite back too.
Week of December 14-18
Sunday 12/14- Almost 5 miles, I tied up the laces and headed outside. It was pretty cold for Las Vegas (41 degrees) I felt stiff and tired. I thought that an hour run would be a smart idea.... The first mile or two I was considering flipping a u-turn back home, but once I warmed up the endorphins kicked in and i ended up running 4.9 miles. It honestly felt like I had ran twice as far.
Monday 12/15- I ran 4 miles on my lunch break, and again I felt really sluggish. I ran two miles up the hill and two miles back down the hill. Here's the Garmin data:
Tuesday 12/16- I ran two miles before work No Garmin, I ran these at recovery pace., and lifted some weights. I did flat bench chest presses with a 45lb bar to work on my form, one arm dumbbell rows, cable flys, lat pull downs, and some Roman chair leg lifts.
Wednesday 12/17-Lunchtime 10k. I headed out at lunchtime and I chose a route that was pretty flat. I didn't expect my legs to feel fresh, but they were ready to go. I ran this at Tempo pace and just tried to keep the miles consistent. Here's the data.
Thursday 12/18- Today will probably be a rest day, I have to head out at lunchtime to try to knock out some more Christmas shopping.
Next week, I'm hoping to do some more structured workouts/speed work. I have two upcoming 10k's that I want to race. I"m not sure if I'm PR ready, but I would like to give it really good try.
As always thanks for reading.