Vermont City Marathon Training Week 15
What Was Planned vs What Happened
Monday 04/25/16: 18 Miles | 16 Miles
You can read more about this run in this post, but the long and short of it is that I hurt myself attempting my long run, and I’m not sure how. I’m still trying to assess possible causes.
Tuesday 04/26/16: Rest | Rest
My left quad was still bothering me quite a bit, so I just did a bit of gentle rolling and tried not to walk around too much. I started feeling a sore throat before bed, but figured it was just allergies messing with me. FORESHADOWING! DUN DUN DUNNNNN.
Wednesday 04/27/16: Ladder Workout | Rest
Left quad was still tender, though not as bad as Tuesday. Once again I did some light rolling and a bit of gentle stretching, but otherwise just tried to leave it alone. My throat was REALLY sore all day, but just tried to put it out of my mind and sooth it with tea and salt water gargles. At bedtime though, I decided to take my temperature just for giggles, and wouldn’t you know it? I had a fever. 😐
Thursday 04/28/16: Active Rest/Strength | Rest
I didn’t sleep at all Wednesday night because my throat was still sore, and I still had a fever when I got up for work, but I went in anyway. I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep, and I needed to provide coverage because half of our team is away at a conference. I left as early as I could, went home, and went to bed.
Friday 04/29/16: 4 x 800 | 5k @ 11:31 pace
I took the morning off on Friday to get some sleep. I was so congested all night that sleep was difficult, but it started to break up in the morning, so I wanted to sleep while I could. After work I just got out there to get my legs moving again for an easy 5k, and then I immediately changed into my PJs and spent the rest of the evening relaxing before an early bedtime.
Saturday 04/30/16: 30 Min Easy Run | 4.5 Mile Run with Athleta
This was the first run with Athleta that I got to “pace.” Unfortunately, attendance wasn’t super great; only the other pacer and her husband showed up, but they were really nice and we had a good run.
Sunday 05/01/16: 20 Miler with Athleta | 20 Miler with Athleta
I might post more about this later this week, but for now I’ll just say, that was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I’m so fucking glad it’s over.
Weekly Mileage: 27.62
Total 2016 Mileage: 313
And that’s mostly a wrap. My left quad and right foot issues came back with a vengeance during that 20 miler, so Coach Suz has me doing a modified long-ish taper to give everything time to heal up and get ready for the marathon. I’m still working on the shoe issue, because it has become apparent that I can’t wear the Mirage 5s for the marathon without seriously hurting myself and/or jeopardizing my ability to finish.
How is everyone feeling this Monday? I’m sore and tired…