Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spring Training: Week 7

Spring Training posts document my training for the Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon on March 30 and my "A" race, the Wisconsin Marathon half, on May 4.

The week, in training:

Monday: 3 miles, treadmill
Tuesday: ZWOW 44
Wednesday: 4.3-mile run, attempt at intervals
Thursday: 4.2-mile run + living room circuit
Friday: Rest
Saturday: BODYPUMP
Sunday:10 miles, long

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 To describe my training of late, I can use three words: sick, tired, frustrated.

I battled a sinus infection or cold for most of last week, and its remnants are still lingering in my body.

The blocked sinuses became a nagging cough, and I slept on the couch for most of last week as to not disturb anyone else's slumber.

My paces are slowing. Big time. Whatever gains I had made and saw to fruition when I PR'd the 10K in December, I'm fairly certain have disappeared. I'm running slow, heavy and out of breath.

It sucks. And I'm incredibly unhappy though resolved, if anything, to try to push through this effer of an obstacle.


  1. I think your speed is still there - you just need to get healthy again - but I understand where you're coming from. It's hard to come off a killer PR and see your paces plummet. You really haven't lost any fitness though - it's still there. ((hugs))

  2. Sounds like me 3 weeks ago with the flu. Hang in there, and soon you'll wake up one morning feeling the pep again!