Last week took an unexpected turn after that ambitious first Tuesday Track workout. Wednesday was business as usual, which meant a strong arm workout in the afternoon with one of my classes and a routine mid-week day otherwise.
Then came Thursday. I woke up with a splitting headache. Very similar to the one I had a few weeks ago when I also had some sinus and congestion issues going on. Behind one eye, affected by light and noise, and making me feel sick. Usually I’ll get up and do things before I teach my lunch classes but I accidentally stayed in bed until about noon.
Once I got to the studio, I drank some water thinking maybe I was dehydrated, and about five minutes later, mid-interval for my poor kiddos, I had to leave for the bathroom. Like a champ, I managed to finish teaching but hit the bed immediately when I got home. The rest of the night was a tag team between bed and bathroom. So not pleasant.
Friday I was on my feet again but with no appetite. No workout this day. Same situation Saturday. By Sunday I was feeling alright again but the polar vortex made me not want to go outside to run. So I decided I’d just start over. I used the time locked in doors to register of 2 of my 3 goal races in the spring – Sweetheart Run on February 18 and St. Patrick’s Day 5k in March, both in Tulsa.
I also spent some time playing in my Believe Training Journal. I made the tentative calendar for the year, thought about four major goals and re-wrote my first week of training.
This morning I was all set to do a repeat of the 8×400 from last week’s Track Tuesday. Except that I did not want to run at all. Even indoors on the treadmill. I don’t know if it was the idea of repeating the same workout, or just that I wasn’t in the mood. But I had to drag myself over there. And then, when the treadmill cut off after 7 intervals, I just let it end.
Regardless, got a 1 mile warmup at 7.5mph followed by 7 rounds of 400m at 8.5mph for a total of 4.5 miles.
Week 1, run 1 is done! So thankful.