First of all, I have almost disappeared off the blogosphere, but I am going to make a return because it is something that makes me happy! This weekend I will be relaxing, catching up on life, cleaning, cooking, running, and getting my life into order, which includes blogging.
The past few days have been tough because I’ve been a little sick. The most difficult thing about being sick is having the discipline to not run. All I want to do is run in this beautiful Boston weather, but I need to REST so that I can get back to running sooner.
Last night Dave and I went out to dinner and I got wonton soup to help aid in the get well soon process. Definitely helped!
I have my first 20 miler of the season but I am going to push it to Sunday or Monday instead of today because I only ran twice this week and I am still not feeling 100%. It is suggested that your long run shouldn’t be more than 50% your weekly mileage (The Competitive Runner’s Handbook by Bob Glover and Shelly-lynn Florence Glover p.41). If I’m running a 20 miler, I should have at least 40 miles for the week. Postponing my long run will allow me to get in a few more miles AND feel better.
Last weekend I did 19 and felt great. I was able to get in a few hills and sprint to the finish. Dave was impressed because he tried to sprint but I still out did him. Why? Because women rock Just kidding. I think it’s because I’ve trained longer than him-been through 4 marathons and am more conditioned (well…and women rock). However, I know that soon enough he will surpass me because he’s a man and it’s unfortunate because the male body was made to compete. I hope to prove that wrong, but we’ll see how that goes
I slept a lot in the past few days and am going to try to run later today. But for now, I’m going to go do some shopping with a friend from college! Hope you all have a great Saturday!
What do you do when you are sick? Do you run through it? Or do you rest?
What happens when you get sick and have a long run?
Are you competitive with your significant other?