This morning I woke with an upset stomach coupled with a pretty bad headache. I know I haven't written about my headaches before, but I suffer from them daily. I manage the pain pretty well and usually within 5 mins of waking I can tell how bad its going to be. I've done everything possible to have this condition checked out but about 10 years ago I decided that I'll always have them and I'll just deal with it. Most of the time I can just pop a few excedrine and I'm fine but every once in a while they just lay me out. I try not to complain to my wife because I'm sure she doesn't want to hear it, and there's nothing I can do about them so complaining won't help.
Anyway this morning I could tell right away that it was going to be a struggle, hopefully when I get my run in today, it will clear my head a little, but with the stomach ache on top of it I'm a little worried I'm comming down with a little bug. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.
Today the plan is to get in a 4 miler with Bogey at about the same pace as yesterday's run (9:50). That with the cool down and my walks to Abby's school should give me about 7 miles for the day which is exactly what I want. On Wednesday (tomorrow) I already know I won't have any kids in the morning so I'm planning a duplicate of my cycling distance from last week (27 miles). That ride took a lot out of my legs last week and I want to see a few things:
- Thursday and Friday last week were pretty tough - can I recover a little faster this time?
- The ride itself was pretty rough on my quads, can I do this ride on back-to-back without my body crashing during the ride?
On my last post I mentioned that I was concerned about getting in a 'long' run and a trial 10k before my 10k training schedule kicks into play - well another blogger Casey who writes Running After Violet is doing a virtual 10k run on the 23rd of this month so I signed up for it. It fits my schedule pretty well and I'll still be able to get my attempt at 9-10 miles in this weekend. So I get the best of both worlds....... :) (BTW I don't think it's too late to sign up, come join us.) So the plan is to do a 27 mile bike ride tomorrow and a 9-10 miler this Saturday, then the following Satuday I'll be attempting a PB at the 10k distance..... Hmmmmm all the runs in-between are going to be VERY slow. On top of this, I'm looking at my PB's yesteday thinking it would be nice to attempt a new PB at the 2 mile distance....... Maybe I can work this in next month.
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