Well, friends, I have to apologize. This is not going to be the most positive weekly recap I’ve ever shared. I started out strong, but on Thursday, I got taken out by some kind of funk and wasn’t able to complete my speed work. Or anything else for that matter.
Sunday – Long run of 6.2 miles (1:15); 1.5 miles of dog walking
Monday – 3 mile tempo run (35:14); 1.5 miles of dog walking
Tuesday – Power flow yoga – 60 minutes with 3 lb weights to help increase the challenge of the poses; 1.5 miles of dog walking
Wednesday – Sunrise yoga – 60 minutes of dynamic flow; 1.5 miles of dog walking.
Thursday – This was supposed to be my day 8x400m repeats but I woke up with a fever and wasn’t going anywhere.
And then I just pretty much gave up for the week. The fever lingered a bit, along with some congestion, and it just didn’t seem wise to push it, especially with it being so hot and humid out. I didn’t have any more workouts scheduled because we were supposed to go out of town to visit some good friends, but we made the hard decision to postpone, just in the event I was contagious. Sigh.
I had a couple of false starts with recovery, and my sleep has been disastrous. At some point in the night, I developed a migraine, and it was just downhill from there. Fortunately, that particular symptom has cleared up, and now I’m feeling pretty decent, if not a little tired, so I plan to rest and hydrate and take care of myself.
The big question now is Monday’s 5K. It is our one year race-versary and I was really looking forward to it, but I’m torn on what to do. If I just back out, I’ll be pissed at myself for not trying. If I go out there, but tell myself to just take it easy, even if it means walking it, I’ll be pissed at myself for not trying harder. And if I go all out and end up getting sicker or hurt because I’m not in good shape, I’ll be pissed at myself for being an idiot.
Great choices, huh?
What would you do about Monday’s race?
How was your week of workouts?
Do you “celebrate” the anniversary of your first race (or your most meaningful race)?