Monday: 7 miles of easy running but did some uptempo stuff as I paced the girls through Ks. Finally broke down and went to the doctor as I was still sick. 10 days of antibiotics for me!
Tuesday am: 16 by 400 on the track. So hot and definitely a mental struggle but got through it. Pace from 85 to 87 that felt comfortable for my lungs, but my legs were ploddy. Legs in the gym afterward.
Tuesday pm: 2 mile run with the team while they warmed up.
Wednesday: 7 mile recovery run plus striders.
Thursday: Woke up and felt like a bus hit me then realized I hadn’t had an off day since August 11th including two weeks of being sick, so I took it today. 8.5 prorated.
Friday: 15.5 mile long run with Erin. Antibiotics killing my stomach but we survived and I was happy to have it in before I left for the weekend.
Saturday: 7 mile recovery run in the Adirondacks. Beautiful scenery but despite it being 43 when we woke up, it was hot by the time I ran! Striders after.
Sunday: 6 miles with 6 by 100 meters at I pace on the track. 90 degrees out and wanted to spend the time with Will, so decided to just do enough to stay active and move on for the week.
Total Miles: 63.4
Total Miles for August: 260 miles
Not a week I’m feeling particularly proud of. Mentally defeated from being sick and then from feeling sick from serious antibiotics and physically exhausted to boot. Everyone is dealing with the heat but I’ll add my complaint that I’m sick of being overheated all the time. I wish I’d gotten my tempo workout in while we were in the Adirondacks but was just feeling like I wanted the time with Will since he’s been gone for a few weeks and will be gone for 4 more.
The upside to the weekend was that I was around lots of amazing runner-folks who were reassuring that this is just a funk and I’ll snap out of it soon. I’m looking forward to cooler weather but it looks like it will have to wait another few days. Heading out for a tempo workout now in 93 degree temps and just rocking my heart rate monitor; there’s no pace predictor that is accurate for 93 and sunny!