Wow this past week I was hit hard by a GI bug/flu like symptoms...It took me out for at least 3 days. I am probably the WORST sick patient ever. I tend to push myself even though I know REST is best but that is a hard thing to obey! On Tuesday I spiked a temp and have all the GI things going on. I got dressed in my running clothes and then realized who was I trying to fool ..there was no way I could have ran! I barely made it to pick my boys up from school! So I listened to my body and slept...Wednesday same scenario...finally Thursday I felt a little more like myself but just a tad weaker. So what does a runner training for a marathon do??? lace up and go out for a long run....I ran the first 13.2 miles on the slower end then really pushed the pace the last 4.5 miles. I ended with 17.7 miles in 2:17:32....
I used Friday as a cross training day and did the Stair Machine and lifted weights/PT exercises!
I went into work early because we were having a baby boom at work...Congrats to Matt and Amy on the birth of their son!! And also Congrats to Donna and Jim on the birth of their TWIN boys!!!!!!
Saturday: R & R (rest and recover) and eat!
Sunday's run was a run that reminds me why I love to run so much!! It just worked. Everything from start to finish felt effortless and comfortable... I did 3 miles at 8 min/mile pace then picked it up for the last 4 miles which were at 6:35- 6:39 pace and felt comfortable!!! This really excites me and helps me trust in my training. Plus it was a gorgeous day out yesterday and that always helps!
I hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful day!
Are you a good patient and rest?