13 March 2010

Semi-Epic Fail?

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 31:xx

Here's the breakdown of what the workout should have been.
1mi warm up @8:xx
5 mi @7:30-8:00
1 mi cool down @8:xx

Here's the actual breakdown
1mi warm up @8:xx
3 miles @7:30

I felt really good after my warm up so I kicked it up to 7:30 pace on the TM. A mile later I still felt good so I kept at it. By the time I hit the 4 mile marker, I felt really sick to my stomach. So, I opted for cutting my run short...

It was really hard for me to do that. I feel much better than I did Wed-Fri when I was sick and didn't/couldn't run. I guess my body is just not 100% healthy yet. With my half marathon coming up in a week, I don't want to miss or cut short any more runs. I feel like I put in a lot of hard work. I mean, the three weeks prior to sick week were all mileage PR's with some great quality runs in them. I just have this (somewhat unreasonable) fear that all that work will be for nothing. I just hope that in dropping from 52 miles last week to <20 this week that I don't loose all the gain from my training.

1 comment:

  1. bummer that you had to cut the run short but i think you'll be okay for the race. i've always been told that it takes 2-3 weeks for a workout to "show up" (hence why the taper doesn't deplete your fitness). youre hard work will reward you :)