I had an ok week of training.
Definitely came down with a bug and it definitely affected me during my progression run on Sunday and may have been with me on Wednesday. I can pinpoint the exact moment in time I started to feel it on Friday (minutes after I had a veggie and dip sampler at an art gallery opening) but I did have some horrible GI issues during Wednesday’s track workout, so it’s possible that was the first day.
A lowpoint was without question Sunday. Yeah, the entire day. I woke up feeling great and even felt really peppy during the first 6 easy miles, consciously having to hold myself back because I had 30 minutes of tempo coming up. I threw up a bit during the second mile and felt pretty bad GI stress during the final 30 minutes. During my bath I felt fine, but as soon as I stood up I was “this close” to throwing up again. I dried off as quickly as I could and laid down in bed with a throw up bucket next to me.
Splits for the long run were:
8:04 8:00 8:32 8:24 8:17 8:27 6:38 6:34 6:29 6:45 (hills) 7:10 (hills) 6:43 (tired from hills, ha) 9:18 (cool down)
Coming up next week I have a few key workouts:
Power: 12x30sec very fast hill climbing with 3min recovery jogs
Specific Endurance: 2x3200m @AnT w3min easy recovery, 1x800m at best effort