Tuesday I woke up a bit tired and eased into the run with three miles of 7:45 pace running. After that I did a series of "bursts" that looked like this. Twenty seconds on at or near 5k pace followed by forty seconds easy running. I repeated that sequence 16 times and was really feeling good at the end. I always enjoy this type of workout in the middle miles as it leaves my legs feeling fresh and frisky.
It sure has been cold again. Both Monday and Tuesday had the mercury in the negatives, without the windchill! The one bonus of temperatures in that range is the footing is usually very good as long as there is snow to grab.
Yesterday at work, just after lunch, I got this terrible abdominal cramping that never let go. I hammered four or five Tums with no relief. Once I got home I broke into shivers and I'm sure I was running a high fever. Two pair of pants, wool socks, North Face slippers, one long sleeve shirt under a hoodie, a winter hat and tucked under a comforter was the scene that lasted near 7:00 pm then the fever broke. YUK! My stomach continued and remains to be queezed. No work today, and no running today. What a bummer to be less than one week into a program and I am forced to take time off. I guess it's better now then in May or June. Here's to a better night.
Monday: 56:30 ~7 miles
Tuesday: 1:03:00 ~9 miles (16 X 20 seconds at 5k pace)
Wednesday: 0 miles