It’s funny how little time it took to feel like I had lost my ability to run long and hard. It wasn’t that my injury sidelined me for months. It wasn’t like I had to start from scratch. It wasn’t like I had forgotten how to train. But it’s just taking sooooooooooo (SOOOOOOOO) (SOOOOOOOO) long to get back on track.
For the first time since August I feel like I had a truly productive training week – despite having to take Monday and Tuesday off because of a headcold. Let’s take a look:
Monday: Felt a little sickish. Maybe I should just sleep it off…
Tuesday: A severe headcold kept me from work and from running. I haven’t been sick for two years and the head cold hit my like a freight train. I slept for 14 hours and woke up Wednesday morning feeling human again. By the Wednesday afternoon I was back, almost, to my regular self. I don’t get sick often, but when I do it’s short and intense.
Wednesday: 6 miles at a 8:07/mile pace
Thursday: 5 miles in the morning before work, 5 miles with a co-worker at lunch. I’m still not sure how I convinced him to join me – but he did!
Friday: 8 trail miles before work
Saturday: 18-mile trail run. It was hard, intensely hilly, muddy and exhausting. I was so tired afterward I had to sit down in the shower. Pitiful, I know.
Sunday: 6-mile recovery run … but a 7:50/mile pace!
Weekly total: 40 miles….
It’s not 66.5mpw yet … but I’m getting back on track…slowly but surely.