Oh my goodness. So Day 1, as I said previously, didn't work out for a run so I rested. I actually got into the bed on time and had a good night's sleep. I had previously arranged to meet my sister, Holly, at 5:30 a.m. for 5 miles on Day 2. The schedule had called for 5 miles of Fartlek on Day 1 and 4 miles on Day 2. Since I skipped out on day 1, I decided to just run an easy 5 miles miles this morning. We started at her house and ran the same route I did last week's 5 mile run. I felt okay until the last mile. We climbed a fairly steep little hill behind my friend, Sage's, house, and it wore me down. I got that same feeling I had during the last mile of the 8 mile run. But we kept going and finally finished the 5 miles in 49:04 - 9:49 pace again. I felt bad when we finished. Holly offered me a Flintstone's vitamin (she takes them every day), and I took her up on it because at this point I'll take anything to make me feel better. I went home and made coffee, got Briar out of bed for school, let Wrigley out, and started getting ready. I had drank quite a bit of water because I felt so tired, and then I started feeling sick. I didn't feel like coming to work, but I really felt like I needed to with the new contract phase in. My drive to work is about 20 minutes, and I felt really bad the whole way. And about the time I was about to pull into the parking lot.......I'll let you figure out the rest. I did manage to get my door open and hang my head out enough that I didn't get any on me. But it was violent (I alway make a scene when I vomit anyways). It was just a ton of water and the half of banana I ate when I got home from running. I don't know if it was the vitamin or what...but I did start feeling better shortly thereafter. I went on in to work and felt good enough to have Chicken Casserole for lunch.
I am thinking I may not do much of anything else until the marathon, Saturday. The schedule says 5M tommorrow, rest Thursday, 2 Friday, then race...but I may just do nothing other than the 2 miles Friday. I figured Briar and I could run those last 2 miles of our training together. Anyone...anyone...who has any comments or advice on my physical condition lately...they are coveted. I am very nervous about Saturday. I've never really followed a plan like this before...I've always just done my workouts whenever and however I could get them in. I've never really even tapered like this before...so just the fact that I'm not running a whole lot lately makes me nervous in itself. When I ran the CM Half Marathon last year, I did my longest run of 12 miles 6 days before the actual event, ran a couple of 4's the week of, and a 6 miler on the Thursday beforehand. I never really thought that might be too much for the week of the event. So this is just all new territory for me. The unknown is way too scary.
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