This week was rough. I hit a stumbling block I wasn’t anticipating but it made me glad that I picked a 12 week training plan instead of the 10 weeks. That said, my miles are kind of sad. 9 more weeks to go!
This week was one I had been thinking about for months because I put a few too many things on my calendar for Saturday and had to decide what was going to lose. There was a half marathon in Salinas I wanted to run, a concert by my favorite band in Irvine, a good friends baby shower and then a hair cut appointment. I need to pay more attention to calendars.
The plan this week was for an easy 5, 3 mile pace, and 7 mile long run plus the 4 Liift4 workouts. Yeah, well….
Monday- 4 miles
I knew my foot could be a problem so I was prepared to call the run short if it ever reached a point of pain or stupidity. In fact I walked the entire 1st mile just to see if my foot protested immediately. Then I used a 60 second run/ 30 second walk method just to ensure I wasn’t getting to crazy. As long as I followed the intervals and paid attention to my form and how I landed the run was actually ok. All the extra thought going into it tired me out though. Haha.
Wanted to give my foot 2 days in between runs and not double up on workouts so I loaded up my first Liift4 workout of the week. Which actually ended up being day 2 (backs/biceps) instead of day 1 because day 1 involved a lot of floor work and I did this workout in the garage so I could wear shoes. Concrete is hard on the back so I flipped them.
Ahhh, hello day 1. This time on carpet so it much easier.
Thursday- .5 miles
I was ready to run and looking forward to it. About 15 minutes from home town and the river path though I started to feel really weird. My top lip was tingling and my arms were kind of numb. I still drove to my parking spot and tried to run thinking I was just being a big baby about the 95*. However .25 miles in, I knew I was being stupid. I felt so off balance and half of me just felt numb. I turned around and slowly walked back to the car. I went home and just crashed for the night, hence no post on Friday.
I woke up feeling like complete crap. I still didn’t feel right and was having trouble regulating my body temp. I had zero desire to go to work but also knew the odds of finding another manager to come out and cover my location was unlikely so I dragged myself in. My coworkers are amazing though so we made it through the day and then I went home and crashed again.
I was still a little off but mostly ok which was good because I had an early morning hair cut and then a baby shower in the afternoon. Something about the heat of the day- 105- felt oppressively hot so I decided another day of rest wasn’t a horrible idea. We’ve had hotter days but this just felt Rough. I was still having issues regulating my internal temp.
Sunday- Liift4/ 4 miles
I couldn’t bring myself to get out bed early on the one day of the week that I was really able to sleep in. Which was not a great idea as we’ve recently broken the local record for days in a row over 100 degrees. Yay. I made up Thursday’s missed Liift4 in the afternoon then rested a bit before heading out for my run a little after 5. Never having run that close to a weight workout, I was a little concerned how my body would feel. I should have been concerned about the heat. My 7 miler turned into 4. For once I listened to the signs of the impending heat headache and knew that even though I slowed it down, it was still 98*. I will probably acclimate about the time fall arrives. 🙂
So, what, 8.5ish miles for the week and 3/4 Liift workouts. Hopefully the weird sickness has gone away but I will be making a doctor’s appointment this week. Seems like the thing to do.
How was your week?
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