Friday, April 27, 2007

Sick and tired

It's been a little over a week and wouldn't you know it the sniffles and aches have set in with a vengeance. Take that silly runner, dare to run a marathon in the wind and cold will you?

The week started off well on Sunday past with a nice 10 mile amble around town. It was a beautiful sunny morning and the plan was to just jog around and enjoy the scenery. Took some time to map out the course profiles for our upcoming local Father's Day race. The Kids Race, now called the Future Series turns out to be 1.5 miles.
It's a nice loop and I'm looking forward to seeing those young faces pushing for the finish line on the long straightaway.


And here's the 5 mile loop for our race, that I did next. How do you like the 2nd 1/2 of this course? I then ran into a friend from work and finished off the run with a nice conversation as we happened to be heading my way.

Monday - sniffles starting...

Tues - still feeling sneezy but ran a few easy miles with the Tues fun run group. A total of 10 people showed and I took a group of run walkers on a 5k loop. They had a dog with them and I had some races with him as we looped back and forth on the trail we were on. It was nice to let the legs go a bit and there were no real aches or pains there at least.

Weds - feeling like crap, rest day anyway but stayed home and rested instead of doing volleyball

Thurs - more crappy cold, splitting headache and work going crazy still. I can't afford to get sick now with the workload that's on my plate right now

Fri - feeling slightly better but still sniffly and sore head and another crazy busy day at work. Only a few more days left to prepare for some major meetings and I'm really starting to feel sick and tired of it all. Getting close to the limit of what I can take without blowing up in more ways than one. After work there was time for a very quick 5 miler in the rain and wind (where did I see this before?) and the legs felt fresh and fast. Put the watch in my pocket and just ran like I needed in order to blow out the cobwebs and frustration of the long day. (5.3 miles in 40 min for 7:30 pace overall)

Might do a few easy miles in the morning but the plan is to get back on the road with Andrew on Sunday. I think it's time to stop moaning and complaining and to start scheming and planning for the next onslaught of the marathon monster. Onward!

Have a good weekend!

12 comments:

Thomas said...

I hope you're not thinking of reviving your 20 mile Sundays with Andrew yet.

Hey, how come the profile of the loop doesn't end at the same elevation as the start?

Love2Run said...

Not sure what A has planned for me but I'm always game. Actually have a scheme to work on him involving an upcoming marathon with a nice fast 15k siderace.

Probably the old Garmin messing up though the start and end was within a few feet. Most runners who finish immediately start raving at/about the killer hill just before the downhill finish.

Andrew said...

I think an easy Loop around Boyden Lake is what's on tap. 13 miles around the lake.

No worries about me hurting Mike. He is in much better condition... I'm still slowly floating to the surface after my sinking.

Bob Gentile said...

Hey Mike, Glad ur feeling better and fought through that crappy cold & busy job... don't they both know we have better things to do like RUN-lol

sooooo I see the countdown to this?!Cabot Trail Relay Race is a 185 mile/298km, 17 stage relay race through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.....well I looked it up a little bit, looks very interesting...look forward to learning more about this one...I guess you have a team...I am only on one cup of coffee so far, I will do more research on this event...what team are u on?

Steph said...

The hill is scary looking! What are the times for women in my age group?? Just curious... ;) I made it about 3 miles today... slowly working my way up!
Hope the cold goes away and you feel better soon.

Kate said...

Thanks for the good luck Mike!

Maybe next time I can beat your PW!!!

Kate :-)

Bruce said...

Hope you're over that cold, I thought I had one coming on last week too with a bit of a funny throat. Didn't come to anything though except now Michelle has come down with a bit of what you've got and I'm to blame? Race went well. Yes am going through plenty of ice and it seems 30 minutes stretching a day too! Not too keen on popping the pills though.

DawnB said...

hope you felt well enough to have a nice run today mike. I'm sure Andrew understood and took it easy today :)

olga said...

Don't listen to thomas, call Andrew and go out for a 20:) that will heal you.
Nah, kick back and relax. I wish I could.

Phil said...

Hope your feeling better.

robtherunner said...

I hope you're feeling better by now.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Hope you are feeling better before Andrew comes to torture you on Sunday.