Hi there! Well, this week’s post title pretty much says it all. I basically did no running this week – I wrote last Sunday how I was wiped after returning from San Francisco. Well, I wasn’t just wiped. I ended up being very sick all week, which is pretty unusual for me. I missed two days of work and pretty much felt miserable most of the week. There was no way I had the energy to walk down the street for a few days – running was definitely not happening. This week’s recap will be short and sweet, since I only ran one day. But I do look forward to hearing how your week was – hopefully it was MUCH better than mine. As you may remember, I will still be running (and even doing a couple of races) in between now and when I start training for the Berlin Marathon. But I’ll primarily be focused on cross training and keeping my base level of running up. I imagine I’ll run a few days a week for the next month or so before training gets going. In that spirit, I will continue to enjoy all of your training recaps, so please do keep linking up! This is a low-key link up, but if you participate regularly, link back to this blog. Now on to the maintenance training recap!
Like I mentioned, I was sick. I had a fever, body aches, a sore throat and generally felt like death. I took two days off work and the time between Sunday evening and Wednesday morning all blurred together. I think I slept on average about 18 hours of the day – maybe more. It was as if my body had decided that it needed ALL my energy to expel the virus from my body. Ugh.
I finally began feeling a bit better by the end of the week, which was great because on Saturday I was scheduled to run the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon Relay. This was my third year in a row running the marathon relay and it’s such fun. The weather is always nuts but I love this race anyway. It’s a trail race and so super muddy and dirty and just plain fun. I knew that it would be hard after not running all week and being so sick, but I was glad I felt up to it. So how’d it go? Well – it was great. I mean, Saturday was ridiculously hot (in the 90s!) and I was exhausted. But I didn’t wipe out in the mud, my legs felt wonderful and although I was in rough shape after I finished my leg (my body was so confused), it was a great day and fun to spend time with my teammates. Added bonus – I got to see two friends finish their first 50k! So so so inspiring and so amazing.
Well another year of the #ecsdc marathon relay in the books. This race has always had crazy weather each year that I’ve done it & this year was no exception, with temps hitting the low 90s. Super proud of our 3 teams of #oiselleteamdmv runners. Special shout outs go to: @runjenniferrun for literally coming straight from the airport (as in, we picked her up there) from Hawaii to race, @medalsandbacon who ran two legs because we were down one sick runner (feel better, @emilyalphabet!!) and @catydidski for driving Jenny and I. Oh, and I’m giving myself a shout out because I was sick with the plague all week and pulled it together to run. I think I left a lot of the plague (along with my mud soaked shoes and lots and LOTS of sweat) back out on the trail. I’m gonna call that a win. My legs were so happy to be running again!
All in all, I’m calling it a total win. I’m happy to be back from the plague and looking forward to regular workouts this week.
Total mileage for the week: a whopping 6 miles
Total mileage for the year: 447.42 miles
When was the last time you were really sick?