One week to go

Last Thursday I awoke with a really sore throat and a stuffy nose. The sore throat has since gone away, but I still have a little congestion. It never got bad -- thankfully -- so I didn't have to alter my training plan too significantly.

I cut Thursday down to just a 1.5 mile run. I could feel my throat and my legs felt really tired. I was supposed to have done 3x 1 mile repeats, my last of the VO2 max workouts. It's the only workout of this plan that I've missed. I feel sort of bad about that, but going hard would have only put me back. The rest of the weekend I've played by ear. Instead of a 13 mile last "long" run (that used to be my mid-week middle distance run!!), I did 11.25. I went slower than usual, and allowed myself a few stops at home. I could tell I was just working a lot harder than normal, breathing harder, and my legs felt weird... like they hadn't run in a really long time and were having a hard time remembering how to contract/expand.

This Monday I woke up and was a little clearer, thank goodness. My legs also feel a little better. I just hope I'm able to completely kick this within the next few days to allow my body time to fully recover and rest up for the big race... !!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

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