After crossing the finish line of the Walt Disney World Marathon and completing my amazing collection of medals for the weekend, I started to notice just how depleted my body really was from the race weekend. On Monday morning, I woke up with a nasty little head cold that was here to stay. I was honestly afraid that the cold would prevent me from running the ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon on Saturday morning.
Monday: Rest (Sick Day)
Tuesday: Rest (Sick Day)
Wednesday: Rest (Sick Day)
Thursday: Rest (Sick Day)
The first four days of the week were spent just trying to get through the day. A simple action would take 10x the normal effort to complete it. To make matters worse, Pete woke up feeling sick too. Both of us being sick at the exact same time is not very much fun at all! I finally started feeling better on Thursday but I didn’t want to take a chance on getting worse before the weekend.
Friday: Rest (Sick Day)
On Friday, I met up with Krissy (<— my new running coach!) for an awesome weekend in Amelia Island. Since both of our significant others weren’t able to come with us for the weekend, we decided to make it a girls weekend. When we arrived at the hotel, we headed off to the race expo and the mocktail party. (Recap coming soon!)
Saturday: ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon
- Long Run – 13.11 miles, 3:00:00 (total time), 13:43 min/mile avg. pace
When I woke up on Saturday morning, I felt ready to run the half marathon. I am not sure if it has anything to do with not running all week or what but my legs didn’t feel sluggish at all. I didn’t want to push myself too hard though because I am still recovering from the Dopey Challenge. I ended up running the first half of the race much faster than the second half. It wasn’t until about Mile 7 that I really started to listen to my body and slow down. In the end, I was pretty happy with my finish time given how tired my legs actually were. (Race Recap coming soon!)
Sunday: Best Body Bootcamp Fitness Test
- Fitness Test – 25 minutes
One of my fitness goals for the year includes taking some time to really focus on strength training. To help jump start that goal, I signed up for the next round of Best Body Bootcamp with Tina. Since the new round of BBBC is starting on Monday, I took some time on Sunday to do the Fitness Test to see exactly where I am starting.
How did your workouts go last week?