This week was 70 miles of “real running” and 19 “miles” pool running, plus 1000 yards of swimming breathing drills -- training log is here.
Unplanned slight cutback week. I felt lousy, and it just didn’t make sense to force my normal routine – when you’re in a hole, stop digging. So I cut back some, and tried to get some extra rest any chance I could get. I don’t feel horrible/can’tdragmyselfouttabed, just “NQR” as is sometimes said with horses – “not quite right.” Bitchwhinemoanwashrinserepeat.
Though I felt off, I still raced a 10K on Saturday, just for the hell of it, and was glad I did. Because I raced on Saturday, we changed my Sunday run from the scheduled 16 with 4x2 miles at marathon pace to just “16+ miles at easy pace.” (This after a proposed 20 miler that I uncharacteristically nixed. I’m usually up for a 20 miler whenever it’s an option, but I just didn’t feel up to it). As it turns out, after 16.5 miles at easy pace I was feeling a bit better on a gorgeous day, so I added a few more miles for the heckuvit. Perfect weather and good running friends do a lot for the mind and the body.
As of Monday, I’m still feeling off, but better than last week, so hopefully whatever this funk is is finally passing.