Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: 15 weeks to go

I had a rough end to a long week. On Wednesday, I thought I just had bad allergies. By Thursday and Friday, I was taking the anti-histamines but I was able to get all my miles in. Then on Saturday, on a humid morning, I went out for my 5 miler and I felt exhausted. I had to walk several times. I felt something at the bottom of my throat and just could push myself. I finished the run.

Sunday, slept in and headed home to visit Dad. I had a 15 miler planned and I wanted to go out to do some miles. I still felt tired and I thought that maybe the hills would do me in. There are tonnes of hills in the old hood and I took the first three quite well. By the 6 mile mark, though, I was done for. I took the short route home and called it a day at 7 miles. It was the first time I had ever cut short my long run while on marathon training. I'm really not that bothered by that, because a few hours later, I knew I had a cold, not allergies.

So I spent Sunday night and Monday in a headachy, congested chest and mini-fevers and wisely, I spent Monday at home and slept it off. I know it was prudent to not push my both past its limit at my weak state. Still, though, got in decent mileage.

Week past:
Tuesday: 13 miles
Wednesday: 9 miles
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: 11 miles
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: 7 miles

Weekly total: 50 miles (80.5K)
Year to date: 1001 miles (1611K)

The week to come:

Tuesday: 9 miles
Wednesday: 14 miles (AM: 5 miles; PM, 2.5 mile warmup, 5 mile race, 2.5 mile warmdown)
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: 11 miles
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: 18 miles


Arcane said...

Smart thing to do. Those Monday rest days sure are a welcome sight when you're running 6 days a week, eh?

yumke said...

Yeah, six days of week of running. 5 milers almost feel like days off at this point :)