Not the greatest training week ever. I had come down with some cold symptoms last week in Seattle during the Thanksgiving week. After we got back home on Sunday, I was pretty beat down - so, decided to postpone the long run until later in the week. But, things went a bit downhill from there.
Started some nightime coughing Sunday night and only got a couple of hours of sleep. So, postponed the long run again. Started to take some Nyquil to help me get some sleep. That worked great, except I was groggy and sluggish all day.
Decided to try the long run on Tuesday. Got into it about a mile and realized that it wasn't going to be my day - so cut the run to 3 miles. Wednesday was better; but, still sluggish from the Nyquil and the long one wasn't going to happen. By this point in the week, it was pretty clear that the long run was going to have to go by the wayside.
At this point - also decided to quit the Nyquil and other OTC meds. Slept much better Wednesday night and felt a lot more alert and in tune on Thursday. Wanted to make sure to at least get in one quality workout for the week. Was able to get in a good 7-mile workout with 4-miles of tempo. Goal was to be at Marathon Pace effort - 6:50ish pace. Averaged 6:40 for the workout and felt pretty controlled; so, was happy with that. Things seemed to be looking up.
Went to bed about 9:00. Did some reading; and, about 10:00 realized that things weren't feeling so good in the belly and bowel area. By 10:30 p.m. I was on the toilet with what seemed like and enless stream of liquid feces exploding out of my butt. How can that much fluid turd matter come out of your body????? By about midnight the puking commenced. Finally settled down about 1:00 a.m. But, then the coughing fits started up again. Needless to say, it wasn't the most resful night.
Feeling better today......a bit tired. A bit weak. A bit bleary eyed. But, vertical and all the fluids going in are staying in. Actually got in a few easy miles and felt okay.
Hopefully things have settled down with the cold and with whatever I had going on last night. Not entirely thrilled with losing some training this week. But, still will get in about 40 miles; and, got in a quality workout. Still have 5 full weeks before Austin, so, plenty of time to still sharpen up and be ready to hit a decent half.
See you on the roads, tracks and trails
The Muddy Buzzard