Week 11 Workouts {Green Bay Marathon}

Last week’s training was…kind of non-existent. I started feeling under the weather Monday and it all went downhill from there: Flu, followed by some cold/sinus junk. After a whole week of not running + lots of sleeping + way too much [needed] couch/TV time, I finally felt halfway decent on Saturday. Just in time for my long run of the week! Here’s how it went.

Sunday: Yoga + foam roll
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4 miles sick 😦
Wednesday: 6 miles sick 😦
Thursday: 4 miles sick 😦
Friday: Rest {still sick}
Saturday: 15 miles 12 miles (~12:30/mile pace)

I wasn’t sure if I should just jump out there and try for my long run after a whole week off + being sick, but my running club peeps {who uses that word anymore?} told me I should try and simply “listen to your body.” My head was still congested and I had an annoying cough (nothing in my chest, though). I figured by 6 miles my body would tell me it was done.

Thanks to the recent time change, we started out in the dark and got to watch the sun come up…
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Not so bad. 🙂

Around 3-4 miles, I did start feeling pretty tired, but I just slowed down the pace a lot (from 10:30 pace to 11:30-12 min/mile) and took lots of walking breaks as needed. Surprisingly, I ended up feeling pretty good and kept going for a total of 12 miles. I even considered trying for all 15 miles… Then decided I had probably pushed myself enough; I’ll just surpass 15 miles when I hit 16 on my long run next weekend!

Running with the remnants of a cold/sinus congestion was kind of annoying—I went through a LOT of tissues—but at the end of the day, it did help clear all the crud out.

I should have taken the rest of my Saturday easy, but instead I ran around doing errands for a few hours, and only napped one hour before meeting some friends for dinner and bowling. By the time we were bowling around 8pm, I was exhausted! I had possibly the worst bowling scores of my life. HA. I could barely lift the dang ball at the end.

Note to self: You can run while you’re sick, but make sure you get extra rest and take it easy everywhere else!

Here’s hoping this week is back to normal! 🙂 I still really want to post a recap of my time in Phoenix, so keep an eye out—it will be a fun post!

This week’s workouts:
Sunday: Yoga & foam rolling
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: 7 miles
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 16 miles

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Have you ever run while you’re sick?
What are your cures for flu/cold season?

I take my “drug cocktail” every day when flu season hits, especially when I feel a little under the weather: Garlic pills (yep, for real), Echinacea, vitamin C, and zinc with lots of water. I swear it makes a difference! I also loooove me some hot peach tea with honey when I have a sore throat.

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2 thoughts on “Week 11 Workouts {Green Bay Marathon}

  1. I use the neck rule as well. Anything from the neck up means it’s probably okay to run (head cold, etc.). However, a chest cold or stomach problems and I won’t run. Feel better soon!

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