I didn’t write an update last week because there wasn’t really anything to write about. Recovery weeks are so boring! I know they are necessary, but I find them frustrating. I like to see progress and taking a step back every few weeks feels like I’m wasting time. My total mileage for the week ending August 23rd was 10.25.
- Monday: 3.2 miles
- Wednesday: 3 miles
- Saturday: 4.05 miles
This week ended up being completely unpredictable. I cracked a molar on the 19th and the dentist couldn’t take a look at it until the 24th and then he didn’t have time to work on it till the 26th (getting a crown sucks by the way!). It hurt too much to chew, so I started drinking almost all my meals. Basically smoothies and meal replacement shakes. I knew I wasn’t taking in enough calories, but at that point I really didn’t care. The one positive is that I ended up losing 3 pounds. My total mileage for the week came out to 16.75… ouch.
- Tuesday: 4 miles
- Thursday: 7 miles
- Saturday: 5.75
I completely crashed on Saturday’s run. I woke up early to get my run in before the heat, but even at 7am, it was already hot outside. I still wasn’t hardly eating, so I felt weak and draggy. Around mile three or four, I was running across a foot bridge when my toe caught a bolt and I went down hard and awkward. I got back up to finish my nine mile run, but I just didn’t have it in me. I was drained! My hand started swelling up and I became slightly concerned that I may have fractured something. About two miles later, I called for a pickup.
The swelling in my hand has gone down, leaving it a lovely shade of blue. I’m pretty sure nothing is broken, just deeply bruised… a little like my pride. I’m forcing myself to take in calories and ice my bumps and bruises. I’ll be back at it on Monday!
I hope everyone’s training week went better than mine did!