Marathon training day 80-90 Something
This whole week has been a bust for me.
I don’t really like running that much, which is rare and unusual.
My body feels very hormonal which does not help things.
Monday I had a rest day.
Tuesday I had problems getting out of bed. Post massage I said I’m gonna go run…Massage Therapist, said “No you aren’t” Coach agreed with MT.
Wednesday I finally got it together after work to run 3 miles. I tried out my new hydration pack which worked great.
Thursday was a rest day. I was going to do Tuesdays workout, but I admit, It was pouring, I felt HORRIBLE. My hydration pack had given me a very sore back. So I took the rest day.
Friday was speed work. I did instead a 30 minute spin and a 1 mile run. Saturdays workout which was supposed to be a 30 min spin and a 4 mile run.
Today I tried to run 18 and ran 3. yeah. that’s like 18.
I then went to the gym. Saw that my coach was present. I foam rolled like a mad woman, and eventually ran into the coach, really I was kind of hoping to see him.
Eventually he came roaring in from a swim/run in the rain and was kind enough to see my intense distress. He sat down with me and we talked for a long time. He eventually pinned down that I was actually feeling a lot of fear about my 50 miler. I have had a lot of questions, “Can I really do it…how will I manage to do it” etc etc etc. Once I realized that I was just really terrified, I kind of calmed myself. He also pointed out that the last 2 weeks involved a great deal of travel, “good stress”, and difficult weather.
He then took my temperature, essentially, declared me sick and told me I could not race the night 5K that I had planned with a friend. I said, “Oh she is gonna be upset.” He said, well, I’ll tell her, I said you couldn’t. You can’t. If you do, you will hurt yourself, and everything you have been training for. He never says NO, so I dutifully texted her, and gave my Bib to another very eager participant.
Now at home on the couch, I do feel pretty lousy- hot/cold/ exhausted.
Tomorrow is another day.
What I really want is about 2 weeks off to “recover” from my training. I just feel so AWFUL!
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