Marathon Training Week Three

Hi everyone!  It’s been a tough, sick week for me and apparently (because I get all of my information from other running blogs) many other runners have been sick too.  I don’t know if it is allergies or just a cold but my body has been feeling pretty run down this past week.  I was a little disappointed with my Week 3 mileage but overall glad I tried to get out the door whenever I felt somewhat capable of breathing running.  Luckily I was still able to keep up with the miles on my training plan so it wasn’t too much of a setback (though the amount of donuts and ice cream I have been consuming may be).

Week 3

Monday: Travel/rest day (early morning flight from Baltimore back to sunny LA. sickness and time zone changes don’t settle well with me)

Tuesday: Rest/sick day (Allergy/sinus Benadryl kept me groggy all day)

Wednesday: 5.4 miles on the apartment treadmill, very slow miles while watching Ellen and wondering how to get tickets for her show/befriend her and Portia…

Thursday: 8.04 miles/67 minutes, finally an outdoor run but I unfortunately had trouble with the whole breathing thing.  Also, drove to a local new-to-me running store and picked up a pair of Zensah pink calf/shin compression sleeves.  I like to pretend that wearing them supplements my lack of running this week so I have been wearing them around the apartment every day.

Friday: 1 mile. on the apartment treadmill. I would have stopped at .01 miles but there was another woman on the elliptical next to me and I was too ashamed to stop.  Went back to our apartment, double fisted Benadryl and nyquil, hoisted up my calf sleeves, and went to bed early.  Sorry I’m the worst roommate/girlfriend ever Mike!

Saturday: another sick day but was able to convince Mike to buy me ice cream for breakfast and frozen yogurt for lunch while I laid on the couch compressing my calves.  He’s a keeper!

Sunday: 8.02 miles/66 minutes, decided this run was a mistake around mile 3 but kept going because I was already 3 miles from home.  I really hope whatever ails me fixes itself soon.  If not I guess I’ll just have to stick to eating ice cream on the couch.  Not the worst cross training I can think of.

Week 3 Miles: 22.44 (low but I’ll take it!)

Hope everyone enjoyed Marathon Monday!  I know Mike did.  I woke him up at 3 AM PT (yes, 3 1/2 hours early) to watch the online streaming of marathon coverage.  He declined my invitation to join in the viewing until 8:30 AM.  I thought 3 was a pretty reasonable time but apparently he didn’t.

Despite being sick Mike and I did venture out of the apartment Sunday afternoon for an afternoon Dodgers game.  The weather was awesome and the Dodgers pulled out a win in the bottom of the 9th.  There was also a triple play during the game which was pretty cool!


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