That’s how I felt during Week 10 of training. What should have been titled something awesome like “Run the Tables! – Week 10 Review” or “Runs in Vegas Stay in Vegas – Week 10 Review” ended up anticlimactic when I came down with some sickness that essentially incapacitated me for over a week. Week 10 was supposed to be the training week of this whole training plan with a total of 55 miles and some intense efforts. Instead I ended up with under 20 miles and nothing but slow but not easy miles.
Monday morning I woke up extra early with a sore throat to get in 7 miles before arriving at work by 7am. That meant setting the alarm for 4:45am and getting things over with quickly. Unfortunately I hadn’t slept well the night before due to a sore throat and suffered through all 7 miles. Tuesdays 11 mile interval workout never had a prayer. I slept in, went to work (barely) and came home early. Wednesday and Thursday I simply stayed home still trying to kick the bug. At this point I was afraid it was going to affect my trip to Las Vegas — not a place known for sleep and relaxation.
Friday I was feeling well enough to roll out a 5 mile recovery run, but it didn’t really instill confidence that I’d be ready for a 20 miler on Saturday. Well, the combination of flying to Vegas, staying out to 4am, and not feeling great meant there would be no Saturday 20 miler. Sunday I did pull myself out of bed to get in a 6 miler in the desert. Hopefully Week 11 is a little healthier and successful.
|Monday||7.09 Miles||1:06:08||9:19 min/mi||138 bpm|
|Tuesday||11.00 Miles||—||— min/mi||— bpm|
|Thursday||12.00 Miles||—||— min/mi||— bpm|
|Friday||5.63 Miles||50:16||8:57 min/mi||142 bpm|
|Saturday||20.00 Miles||—||— min/mi||— bpm|
|Sunday||6.53 Miles||56:09||8:36 min/mi||149 bpm|
|Total||19.24 Miles||2:52:34||8:58 min/mi||143 bpm|