It's a great video!
I'm not in it, but it's probably because I got into a dirty dirty brawl with the videographer when he was in our van. What can I say, he said ice cream sucks, and I'll defend the honor of McDonald's Cones and Haagen Daaz to the death!
In other news...let's talk more about....me!
I've been kind of sick all week with a minor cold. But on my half-ass marathon training plan (that I started around weeks 5-7ish), I was supposed to do some repeat miles. Not the normal repeats I do where I kill myself with three really fast ones with minimal rest and then stop....no...this workout called for 6x1600 at 10k pace with an 800 meter jog in-between.
I gave some thought into postponing the workout because of the sickness...I didn't want to make myself more sick or just have a terrible workout. Of course, I decided to throw caution to the wind and give it a try anyways. I can usually perform ok while I'm sick.
After a 1.5 mile warmup to the track, I got my booty in gear and started running:
Mile 1: 6:57. THIS IS SO EASY OMG. MY BIG BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING!!!
Mile 2: 6:59. Meh...not too bad. Do I really have 4 more of these?
Mile 3: 6:59. Holy crap this is boring. Maybe I'll estimate mile 4 on the way back and just finish up on my gym treadmill.
I ate a Gu because I hadn't eaten much before running.
Huge big dude who walks on the track every morning and random sprinter dude join me on the track. The huge big dude says good morning to random sprinter dude and this makes me jealous. I've always tried to strike up a conversion with the huge big dude but he never wants to talk to me. What the heck, yo.
Mile 4: 6:52. I was getting tired. I also got really confused by my splits and thought I was running way slow. Turns out, I can't add and ran way under.
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Mile 6: 6:55 Woo hoo! Finally done. That was tiring, but not too awful beyond being boring. I'm pretty sure I deserve a medal for running 34 laps!
Of course...later on today, I started feeling more sick....oh well...no regrets!
Here's my weekly recap!
Thursday - 18 mile bike
Friday - 9 miles
Saturday - 3 miles
Sunday - 9 miles
Monday - 7 miles (4x1200 at 6:27 pace, 1.5% incline)
Tuesday - 5 miles
Wednesday - 20 mile bike
Thursday - 12 miles (6x1600, 800 m jog in between, 6:57, 6:59, 6:59, 6:52, 6:59, 6:55)
45 Running Miles, 38 Biking Miles - really happy with my increasing mileage!
Surely after this 45 mile week, breaking Paula Radcliffe's changed marathon world record can't be far off. After all...now it's ONLY a 2:17.
Do you run or workout when you're sick?
Does it make you worse / better?
Have you ever raced while you were sick?