Recovery Week Recap

I hadn’t planned on a recovery week after City to the Sea but that’s how it worked out.    But that’s ok.   Contradicts my last post though right?

In brief-
Monday- I thought about a shake out run but it was 94*.  Seriously?!
Tuesday-  I was looking forward to a good run but only made it one lap of the lake.   I felt…off, kind of tired and not right, a little woozy, so I called it after 1.15 miles.
Wednesday- The room was shaking and I turned a little green so I ended up leaving work early and going home sick.  I spent the afternoon sleeping.    On a side note, I found out I have 180 hours of sick time saved up.  ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Thursday- I still wasn’t feeling great and couldn’t figure out how to change after a work meeting in a different town.   Walking around in shorts when the CEO is in the building?  Um no.   I didn’t count on my stomach making its whale song throughout the CEO’s presentation though.   Nice.
Friday-  My brother’s birthday- I indulged in pasta and birthday cake.  Homemade beef stroganoff and marble fudge frosting?  Yes, please.
Saturday– 3.85 miles.   I worked in the morning and was still feeling tired but I really wanted to run.  The run actually felt pretty good until my stomach turned on me around 2.7 miles in.  From there it was as fast as I could slowly get home.    And taking a shortcut.
Sunday-  Does a 3 hour nap count as training?  And more birthday cake.


Did I mention there are goats in the lake?
 So yeah, more recovery that running.  I finally just decided to go with it.    Work has been chaos and stressful for months now, I’ve felt like I have been fighting something for a while.    At least it held off until after City to the Sea, or I was in denial until this week.   It takes a lot for me to leave work early because I feel sick.   Maybe I feel like I have to overcompensate for all my stomach issues? But at one point I was sitting on the ground under my desk; I felt so nauseous, I wasn’t doing any good there so I went home.    I slept a lot last week and I am feeling better today.    Oh and what does a sick runner do when they are resting?  Register for a race of course.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, last week’s training thoughts.   I think I have a plan for a new regimen, not a race training plan per se, but a plan for improving my running over all.     What I can’t decide is when to start it.    Part of me is eager to start this week but another part thinks it might be better to hold off.   I have a half marathon in less than 3 weeks followed by a 25K trail race 7 days later (potentially).   Since both of those races are more for the experience than PR’s, I am thinking it might be smarter to wait until after those 2 races.    Especially since I am not 100% on the new regimen.   There were some great book suggestions after my last post so I want to check a few of those out.  Right now I feel torn.  Grrr.

How was your weekend?

Would you start a new plan 3 weeks before a race? 

What’s your favorite kind of cake?

22 thoughts on “Recovery Week Recap

  1. Haha I usually get tempted by races when I’m forced to rest…or I just buy running kit which is only half a waste of money (investing in your health, right?!)

    Sounds like you did the right thing by resting, hope you’re feeling better by now!


  2. I read the part where it said 94 degrees and I threw up in my mouth a little. That is not cool. You need some fall temps!!! Great job on listening to your body! I would probably not try a new training plan three weeks before a race. I don’t know if you will see any benefits by starting so close to a race. But, I think whatever you decide to do you will have a great race regardless!


  3. And I’m a Marathon Maniac so you know the answer to the racing question…just have fun with it & do you. Everyone is different…I’ve been running marathons for fun for 6 years though ๐Ÿ˜‰ have fun and enjoy!


      1. Yeah I only run when my HEART is in it. You should never stress over it. Always remember why you started in the first place. Easier said than done but just keep that in mind. Cheers!


  4. Ugh – after having such amazing fall weather on the east coast this weekend it was hard to come back to summer. Really hope it cools off for good soon! Sorry to hear that you weren’t feeling well! Castle to Coast looks awesome btw.


  5. I probably shouldn’t have laughed when I read about your stomach making its whale song, but I totally did… only because it’s something mine would do in that sort of situation too! Whale songs, Chewbacca impressions… stomachs are dang loud sometimes, and almost always inappropriately so.

    That race you signed up for sounds awesome! Having just been on that exact stretch of road a few months back, I’m extra giddy thinking about the scenery involved… total race jealousy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ice cream cake is my fave. Second fave is what we had as a wedding cake – yellow cake with a layer of strawberry and whipped cream and topped with whipped cream… it was amazing.


    1. It probably wouldn’t be so bad if I had a poker face. Instead my stomach starts sounding like Moby Dick and my face turns red and I look around to see who noticed. I need to just play it cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ve wanted to run this race for a few years but they keep it small and it sells out fast. This year I literally registered just after midnight just to make sure I could! I am looking forward to scenery, I may want to take more pictures than run!

      I don’t think I’ve had ice cream cake in years. I may have to remedy that. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. I’m sorry. I fully admit reading about your stomach’s whale song made me laugh. But then I read some nonsense about 94 degrees and instantly frowned. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Feel better. I’m 3 days post marathon and I’m race shopping. #disease


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