Monday, Mar 10 2014
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Last week was a rough week for me. I got some kind of stomach bug and i felt terrible from Sunday to Thursday last week. It was strange my stomach was doing flip flops but I also had this terrible headache. I am not a headache person, so I am not used to having that kind of pain in my head. For those of you who suffer for headaches, I am sorry!
Needless to say, I only did 2 easy runs during the week, no strength training at all. I thought of doing that kind of exercise made me feel like my head would pop off.
And the only thing I could stomach to eat were carbs. I was so bloated the past few days I was not able to step on the scale and get all crazy about that number. The bloating feeling is finally going away and I am going to brave the scale tomorrow morning.
I had a 5K scheduled on Saturday and then Sunday for Training team we had a 6 mile race pace run scheduled. I asked my running coach what pace I should run the 5K (I was hoping he would just say tempo pace, since i had been sick and we had a pace run the following day) but no. He said I didn't need to PR but to hit lower 28:00. I was sad. It was a fun 5K, it was hosted by a local Catholic church and they had a Bag piper, great energy for the 5K. I just told myself to run at my last 5K effort. I did not pay too much to my Garmin, just glancing down a little, then at mile 3 it hits me, there is a possibility for me to just break 28:00. I tried to run like crazy, using all the skills Tim taught me......final official time 28:01!!!!! (9:02 average pace. Just 2 seconds away from seeing 27:something! But still, as someone said yesterday at training team, " you Accidentally PR'd! I improve 14 seconds from my 5k 2 weeks ago.
Then on Sunday we did the pace run. I was able to run 10:13 average pace for 6 miles. I felt pretty good during the run BUT once I got home I was exhausted. I took a good 2 hour nap and had no problems going to sleep at 9pm last night. I feel much better this morning.
At lunch time I had a personal track session with my running coach. Luckily he took it easy on me. No running strides!!! Just working on the hurdles, running drills and hip/core strength. These track sessions have been great, I am learning so much.
This weekend is our 5 mile St. Pats run in downtown St. Louis. My goal is 49:30 but we (RC and myself) think that is an easy goal for me. I am going to run the first 3 miles at the 9:45 pace and then see what I can do that last 2 miles.
I hope everyone has a great week!