This week in running: week 4

If this week could be summed up in a word, it would be “sick.” And, not the good kind of sick. The actually sick “sick.” Ugh.

Sunday

I woke up not feeling great. I thought I’d sleep it off and run later in the evening. I attempted this. I made it 1.5 miles before I had to walk-crawl 1.5 miles home.

1.50 miles
16:56

Monday

I had grand plans of running 8 miles after work. Problem: I still wasn’t feeling 100%, but I thought I’d give it a shot on the treadmill at the craptastic gym. If I didn’t feel good midway through, at least I was close to home. I made it one mile (one measly mile) before the heat got to me. I called it and headed home. Failure again.

1.0 mile

12:01

Tuesday

I finally felt better, and I was able to run a slow 3 miles. The view was nice, and I felt pretty decent considering the previous two days.

3 miles
37:18

Thursday

Due to Running Buddy Lori being injured, she gave me her bib for a race on Saturday. This made Thursday an easy speed work day with the running group to have fresh legs for Saturday.

1.5 miles
14:59

Saturday

I woke up not feeling great (different than earlier in the week). My throat was on fire, I was on fire (temperature-wise), and I had a headache. I shook it off, got ready and headed to the race (I actually don’t feel great a lot of mornings because mornings and I just don’t get along, so I was hoping it was just that … but I really knew it wasn’t). I proceeded to run the worst 10K of my life. Then, I walked the 5K portion of the 15K challenge. Yuck. I spent the rest of Saturday getting sicker with Sunday being spent debating how important drinking liquid or going to the restroom really were … because both involved a 10-foot walk.

RunKeeper’s version of my 10K

6.2 miles
1:18:21

Do you try to run while sick? Ever have to cut runs short? Do you panic like me about not being ready for a half marathon in three weeks?

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6 responses to “This week in running: week 4

  1. Ugh, ugh, ugh. You poor thing! I hope you start feeling better soon!When I get sick, I get REALLY sick, so no. There's no running during those times. It's just not smart for me to do it, and I don't want to end up in worse condition.

  2. I hope you're feeling better. Of course you got sick just in time for a race. I don't run when I don't feel well but I still would have gone to the race too!

  3. Yuck! I hope you are feeling better! There is a lot of gunk going around right now! Take care of yourself!

  4. Oh man! Feel better! I just got over a 2 week mung. It wasn't fun!

  5. Yuck! Hope you're feeling better!! Good for you for even running at all while being sick. I'd just plant myself on the couch. ;)

  6. I have been sick too. But no, I haven't been making mysef run. I did make myself walk a 5k last week. Slowest 5k ever! Tonight I have a fever again. I have a 60mile walk in 9 days so I need to get better!!

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