I wrapped up last week feeling a little icky. I attributed my upset stomach to overeating at breakfast even though it had been five hours. Turns out, I had a but of the stomach but that was going around. Fortunately, it wasn't very severe, but I was in no shape to run my scheduled run today.
Tuesday: The Blahs
I fully intended on running, but when it came time to hop on the treadmill, I was still pretty beat from being sick. My motto this time around has been train smart. Run smart. Listen to my body. Another day of rest was definitely in order.
I FINALLY feel human again. The park route is still covered in ice/snow so I take to the hills of the town. There were few patches of ice and traffic slowed me down a bit. I was only able to get 5 on the street. I logged two more on the treadmill when I got home.
It was about 43 degrees when I headed out. Knowing how hot I get, I figured I'd wear my compression shorts and a tee. Excellent choice. The temps warmed quickly with the sun out, and I felt great. I did feel silly because every other runner I saw at that time had on full winter gear including head protection. :)
I help coach basketball on Saturdays. Rest is a term I use loosely. I have to say my legs felt fantastic. I felt better after my 20 miler than my 18 miler the week before. Bodies are so weird.
I was irritable for no good reason. I decided to head out with just my shoes and my phone. No Garmin. No music. Just me and the trail. Good choice. I felt more human when I finished.
Despite only running three days this week, I felt fantastic. My legs never felt dead or tired. I'm going to repeat my post long run drink combo of water, Gatorade and a protein shake and see if I can yield the same results.