Happy Monday Everyone!
I am feeling pretty chipper this morning. I got some much-needed rest last night. My meds or my asthma has a tendency to get me up at 2:00am. So, to get up a 5:00am after a restful sleep is a real joy.
Health – Doing well still. Yeah, a little chest tightening and some fatigue, but other than that I am happy. I just wish I could blow a Peak Flow reading in the 600s. My highest has only been 530, which is somewhere near 81% of my predicted value. Anyway, the weather has been great for my breathing. It has been nice not having the feeling that I am breathing in a paper bag.
Training – My 20 mile long training walk was not meant to be. I was ready to get it done and my lungs were cooperating also, but my legs were not. The first mile was the start of shin pain in my left leg. I tried to shake it off but it would not subside. My legs where feeling kind of funny all week so I suspect I have an over training injury. Nothing major, I think my stabilizer muscles are fatigued causing me to be off my gait. By doing this, it probably puts unneeded stress on my legs. So, I managed to creep through the first 5 mile loop and then called it quits. Yes, it would have been beneficial for me to get my mileage in; unfortunately, putting unnecessary stress on the leg negates those benefits.
Oh well, it is time to taper off. It is still big mileage this week of 24 miles, but I think I will take it easy and train slowly this week. As for the marathon, it was always going to be about survival anyway, the first ones always are. I knew coming into training that the whole thing would be a struggle, regardless of my asthma coming into play. It is all about building a new fitness base. I guess my body is just slow at getting there. Frankly, it was the same thing that happened to me during the half marathon training.
Weekend – It was a good couple of days off. I was kind of busy chasing around two kids and probably could have been more productive.
Have a great week everyone! Thanks for stopping by…