Hello there! My ever exciting training recaps that I haven't posted in a couple weeks.
The past week and a half or so have been just ugh. I have a cold that just won't quit (although it seems it finally might be tapering off!) and having some Crohn's symptoms which is starting to give me anxiety. I am going next Monday for a sigmoidoscopy (yay for not having to have a full colonoscopy yet) and hoping to get some answers.
I am trying to be all zen about shit at the moment (since stress usually makes symptoms worse) but my half marathon is in a couple of weeks and the fact that I feel less than ideal is effing with my head (and no bathrooms on the course, yay!). My GI doc who moved to a different practice reduced my Remicade dosage without consulting my new doc at the practice and I am just thinking it was a dumb move and might be reaping the results of that now.
Anyway, stay zen about it, right? And, trying to ignore the crappy string of runs I have had.
Things I am enjoying? The FitBit Charge HR I got for Valentine's day! Love love love having the heart rate. The bf definitely was listening to me complaining about how my Garmin vivofit didn't have it!
Week of 2/8/16
Monday - 4.36 miles 40:42 pace 9:22 Unintentional progression on this easy run.
Splits: 10:01, 9:48, 9:06, 8:48, 8:33 (.36)
Tuesday - Too icy for outside - .5 mile run to gym wu then TM fartlek total 4.08 miles in 35 mins 8:34 pace - .5 mile cooldown
Evening - strength class at P4S medium weights higher reps mixed with cardio
Wednesday - Cross train: 1 hour - 30 mins on the bike 30 mins total body weights
Thursday - Progression 10K 6.2 miles 54 mins 8:45 pace
Friday - Rest
Saturday - TM long run 11 miles 1:45 9:33 pace HR 146
Sunday - 6.32 miles 60 mins 9:29 pace HR 129
Total miles: 32.96 (and don't think realizing later that .04 didn't make me a die a little inside)
Week of 2/15/16
Monday - 7.5 miles 70 mins 9:10 pace - longer easy effort with the day off HR 125
Tuesday - 5 miles 44 mins 8:41 pace HR 150
Wednesday - Easy run 3.2 miles 33 mins 10:21 pace HR 132
Thursday - Tempo - 4.6 miles 40 mins 8:41 pace HR 156
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 10 miles 1:44:18 10:25 pace awful long run, just brutal HR 146
Sunday - 18 mins elliptical to loosen up my legs / 4 miles 41 mins 10:15 pace as recovery which felt awful HR 135
Total miles: 34.3
Two more weeks of long runs before the half. I would really love to have a good one after how meh running has been the past week.