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Sick Days

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:39am
It's been a sick kinda week. After getting back from New Orleans with grand plans to hit the running trail hard for a scheduled 33 mile week, a nasty head cold took over and squashed that endeavor.

Wednesday was my first run after New Orleans and what started out to be my sorta long run of 9 miles turned into 5 1/4, but I still had plenty of time to get in 9, 5 and 14 on Saturday.

WRONG!

Seems my body had other ideas. I woke up Thursday feeling like crap. Stuffy nose, headache and otherwise lethargic. No running Thursday. Friday was worse, but there was too much to do at the office. What I was hoping for an early day became a late day instead. Satruday's long run was out, too, but I finally started to clear my head yesterday afternoon.

Although I'm still stuffy and have a bit of a headache, I was determined to get out or on the treadmill today. Since we had no plans for the afternoon, why waste a perfectly good morning with a run. I got out for 6 1/3 good miles this afternoon. Not bad considering I was hoping to get in just 5. Even better, the miles were non-stop, a new long for me. Although the pace was a bit slower than I had hoped for, it was good to get it in.

The marathon is just 4 weeks from today and the week to come is scheduled for 40 miles, including a 20 miler on Saturday. If all goes well, I'll slip in an extra run tomorrow, a scheduled off day, to make up some of the lost miles from last week.

Activity
Route:--Elev. Avg:368 ft
Location:Columbia, MDElev. Gain:-10 ft
Date:04/06/08Up/Downhill:[+347/-357]
Time:02:21 PMDifficulty:2.6 / 5.0
Weather:Overcast
50 F temp; 76% humidity
50 F heat index; winds NE 15
Performance

Distance:6.36 miles
Time:1:10:55
Speed:5.4 mph
Pace:11' 09 /mi
Calories:1202
Map
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Splits
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
Gain
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
110' 50-0' 195.5+0.1+13 ft
211' 01-0' 085.4+0.1-4 ft
311' 11+0' 025.4-0.0-10 ft
411' 14+0' 055.3-0.0+6 ft
511' 15+0' 065.3-0.1-9 ft
611' 20+0' 115.3-0.1-3 ft
end11' 52+0' 435.0-0.3-3 ft
Versus average of 11' 09 min/mile

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