week in review (10/5 - 10/11):
total miles: 26.33 (yeah...)
time spent running: ~ 3 hours 44 minutes
avg hr: 157.00
avg pace: 8:45/mile (avg temp: 60.3*)
off days: 4 (yes, 4)
at least i covered the marathon distance in a decent time, it just took all week?
i took monday off thinking it would be my scheduled rest day for the week. i sure didn't plan for an insane amount of nausea/whatever to take over for a long, extended weekend? i don't wish it on anyone. suckssss.
i'm feeling better, but i'm not 100%. the chiro helped - i could definitely tell i felt better, but then after attempting an easy run on saturday i slipped backwards on my progress. i spent a lot of time in bed saturday/sunday watching hbo (madagascar 2, marley & me, kung fu panda), random movies on lifetime, saved, knocked up, watching hbo replay the same movies... so i'm pretty sure i got the "take it easy and rest" part down. i went back to the chiropractor today to get realigned, again felt better, and limited myself to a 30-minute easy test run this afternoon. it was alright, but not normal still. today i also started to think that part of this nausea has to do with my less-than stellar nutrition lately. i can't remember exactly what i've shoveled down over the past week but i know i've been rather lenient on the crappy-carb intake. here's to more greens/vegetables and less chocolate/chips/pretzels.
i really only got in one good run last week. my wednesday quality workout went well, until i got "sick" anyway. the workout was supposed to be 3x(1 mile interval pace with 1 minute easy), 3x(1000 interval pace with 2 minutes easy), and 3x(400 repetition pace with 3 minutes easy), plus warmup/cooldown. the nausea/crapness kicked in during the last 1000m so i nixed the 400's, but i figured i'd gotten through the meat of the workout anyway.
3 x 1 mile: 6:43, 6:37, 6:36 (goal pace: 6:31-6:40)
3 x 1000m: 4:11, 4:14, 4:10 (goal pace: 4:03-4:15)
the 1000m's were actually 0.64, so they're supposedly even (slightly) better than they look.
i do wonder if this workout pushed me over the edge, as i haven't quite been on top of my quality workouts, but it didn't feel like death. it wasn't easy of course, especially with such short recovery periods. it was more of a comfortable strain, if that makes any sense.
originally i was hoping to hit 55-60 miles this week, but i'm just going to play it by ear instead. i really want to get in one last "true" long run this weekend, so hopefully i'll feel better by then.