When I woke up Wednesday and felt pretty good, I took advantage of it and cleaned the house of all disease and sanitized all the dirty laundry. I definitely over did it because by 10am I was on the couch asleep. Thursday was much better and I even went into work for half the day. By Friday I felt really good and pretty much back to normal. Saturday I decided to head out for a run but of course the weather did not want to cooperate.
|Saturday weather and forecast|
But Sunday was the perfect day for a run! It finally feels like spring around here with the temperatures in the 50s and the sun shining so bright. And with all this nice weather, all my neighbors decided to come out of hibernation - I saw so many bikers and runners while I was out. And I broke out the capris!
|Breaking out the capris once again!|
The past two weeks have stacked up like this mileage wise - 40 and 43 miles. This past week when I was sick I was supposed to hit 47 miles and next week was 52 miles. After the 52 mile week I am supposed to drop down to 46 miles. After looking at my schedule and talking to my running coach and seeking some help from Marlene, I have made some adjustments.
First, I am going to take it one day at time because although I feel great, my appetite has been a little off lately. I have not been feeling really hungry like I usually do but have been forcing myself to eat small meals throughout the day.
So with that in consideration, I plan to try and hit around 40 miles this week as long as every thing goes well. If I feel good I will try for 46 and that way I can just go into next week and hit 46 miles again and will be right on track.
This all depends on how I feel and if my appetite decides to come back. I haven't really dealt with sickness during training and I am hoping that this plan will go well. Training really is all about being flexible and handling the challenges that come along.
|Beautiful sunset after a beautiful day|