Half-marathon training: Week 8

I feel like this week was another “lost week.”  I was overall very unproductive and towards the end of the week I was really not feeling well.  Yesterday I just felt overall miserable and it took a dedicated effort to get my steps in at all.  I’m feeling much better today and I have no idea what it was, but I’m assuming it was some sort of random 24-48 hour virus as Steph wasn’t feeling well either.  Hopefully, this was just random and won’t be reoccurring.

Sunday: Pilates was cancelled so I did a fair bit of walking instead.

Monday: The longest run of the week.  I was feeling ok for this run, but it was warmer out than I thought!

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Tuesday: Mat pilates class.  I didn’t feel like I had gotten much out of the class until I woke up Wednesday and my abs were killing!

Wednesday: Rest day

Thursday: This was the day I started really feeling unwell.  I worked at the library but struggled to focus.  I felt out of it and light headed.  I wasn’t going to run- I was going to push it off until Friday (glad I didn’t!) and made myself go out once we got home.  It was ok, but it wasn’t great by any means.

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Friday: I barely moved from the couch/my bed except to try to get my steps and going briefly to the store.  Ugh.

Saturday: I felt so much better today.  I went out and ran and then went for a walk later in the afternoon.  The run was kind of frustrating as there were people everywhere along the running/cycling path and they were NOT paying attention to their surroundings or their children and I had to do a fair bit of dodging and slowing to a walk to avoid people.

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I’m really glad this week was a back off/taper kind of week given how I was feeling for most of it.  I certainly hope that I’m still feeling normal come next Thursday as there is a 6 mile run scheduled!  Hopefully all the future runs continue to improve and that my ability to focus and get work done also improves! Not much longer until submission!

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