Well it’s a good thing I started putting mileage on my legs early this year, because Weeks 10 and 11 turned into serious step-back weeks…
Week 10 was our first week back from vacation, and the week after Labor day. So everything’s always a little wacky during a holiday week. I really tried to make very early morning runs happen but I was not successful. I got 4 miles in during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and a light 3 in between A’s naps on Friday with her in the jogger. Saturday morning I was able to get 15 miles in but it was hot and humid, and I was tired. Sunday morning I intended to get back into my Lithe routine, but A was sick and up a few times the night before so that wasn’t in the cards. My total for the week was 26 miles, 5 short of the goal of 31. Yikes.
Week 11 started out really good, and had potential to be a big mileage week (half marathon on Sunday!). But it quickly derailed. I got 5 miles in at lunch on Monday and felt great. My schedule didn’t allow for anything on Tuesday, but I got another 5mi in at lunch on Wednesday. Thursday morning I was supposed to travel to Atlanta for work but woke up at 4:30am soaked in sweat with a super high fever. It came with a terrible sore throat and it didn’t break for almost 24 hours. It was terrible. So no running for me Thurs-Sat. On Sunday I stupidly attempted to run in a half marathon (“I’ll just jog it!”), but felt miserable. I stopped after 5 miles, just in time to have to walk through the finishing area with all the elite male runners finishing. There I was just wanting to get my bag and get the heck out of there, but people probably thought I was some crazy elite runner. So embarrassing. And it meant week 11’s total was a mere 15 miles, TWENTY miles short of the goal of 35. Not good.
Week 12 had some highs and lows; I’ll recap later in the week.