Man, I feel like each week I’m having another reason why I didn’t get in all my runs. And this week was no different. Remember last week when I ended the week feeling crummy? I was feeling achy and just well, not myself. It turned into a full stomach bug on Sunday and thus this week’s Cleveland half marathon training really didn’t happen. Here’s what it looked like:
Sunday: 3 rough treadmill miles
I woke up feeling still slightly off, but wanted to run nonetheless. I hopped on the treadmill and barely made it 3 miles before I had to get off. And that’s when I first got sick ..
Monday: nothing. Sick!
Tuesday: nothing. Sick!
Wednesday: 3.33 outdoor miles
I finally started feeling better, although still dehydrated. I decided to see how I felt for a few mile run, since it was sunny and in the 60s. While my legs felt AWFUL and I felt somewhat shaky after two days of a bug, mentally it was amazing!
Thursday: 4.1 drizzly outdoor miles
I was able to get in a few miles before work before the weather cooled down. It was drizzly the entire time, but I will take 60 and drizzly to 30 and ice!
Friday: 4.5 treadmill miles
I woke up and could barely get out of bed. All of a sudden, or so it seemed, 20 minutes had gone by and I was still in bed. Whoops! I got ready and decided to run indoors, since it was 30 degrees and rain/snow. April 1 indeed.
Saturday: 8.38 miles
I admittedly wasn’t thinking of running my long run this week. After feeling sick and just meh, I figured I’d take the week off. But B took the kids out of the house “so I could get in my run” and I decided to try. And sure enough, I did it! Weather was great for running. – sunny, upper 30s (cool for spring but great for exercise) and I’m glad I got out there.
Total weekly: 23.31 miles
Some questions for you:
- What’s your perfect running weather?
- Is it feeling springlike yet near you?