Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekly Workout Rewind: Week of September 16th

What a week! Between all the rainy days and feeling under the weather, it has been a gloomy couple of days. Last week I was at the doctors and then this week (while on antibiotics) I started to feel sick again. I wish I could've gotten in some more runs this week, but my body wasn't cooperating. Let's rewind!

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 3.1 speed workout (my first attempt at Yasso 800s and it felt great to push myself)
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest (do you see a pattern here...LOL)
Sunday: 20 miles...BAM!

I know you're probably thinking "Why the heck did you run 20 miles when you were sick?" Hell..I thought the same thing. But I just didn't have a choice. My marathon is less than three weeks away and I NEEDED to get this run in. I wanted to know that my first 20 mile run a few weeks back wasn't just a fluke, I wanted to know that my body could handle the distance again, and I also needed to push through it because what if I'm sick the night before the race. See...I needed this run.
And I did it. Was it pretty? No. Nothing about it was good from over sleeping, taking my sweet dear time during my water/fuel breaks, and finishing in the heat and blazing sun. But finishing the run was good. Knowing that I had it in me was great. 

So what now? Well I am going to spend the next few weeks loading up on vitamins and really taking care of my body. I will NOT get sick again. I simply refuse. 

What do you do to keep the germs away, especially when a big race is approaching? 

3 comments:

  1. Way to go Ashley! I know you weren't feeling well but you stuck to the program and that is inspiring to me!
    I hope you are on the mend and feeling better soon :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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  2. Make sure you get some rest girl so your body can beat the bug! I will usually take some Emergencee each day and hydrate like crazy, maybe throw in some zinc lozenges too. Get better quickly!

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  3. Great job Ashley! Make sure you're getting enough sleep and taking a multi-vitamin and eating lots of fruits and veggies.

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