Well, this week was really kind of a crappy one. I slipped and fell on some ice (and tore up my knees) and I got sick. Hopefully I can get better and pick it back up this coming week.
Tuesday: Intervals for 37 minutes (4.1 miles)
I went out after work, but I was feeling a little weirdly tired. I kinda choked it up to the cold, but while I was out, I developed a pretty nasty headache. Both my husband and my roommate were sick, so I was likely starting to come down with what they had, but was in denial. I kept trying to run hard, but was slowing down each interval. I got home pretty exhausted, ate a little and passed out for like an hour.
Wednesday: 30 minute Foundation Run (3.4 miles) + Yoga
Wednesdays are my group run day. We met at the local run store, and left for an approximately 5k route. Adidas was there to demo their new fancy shoes, which I tried on. I’ve been having a lot of blister and toe nail issues, so I’ve been looking for new shoes. I have unusually narrow feet (I measure as a 3A), so finding shoes can be quite a challenge. The shoes were comfortable, but I kinda felt like I was running on pillows. Also, they didn’t come in narrow sizes, so that ruled them out.
Thursday: Rest + got new shoes!
I was still feeling a little funny, so I took a rest day. I did, however, finally get myself a much needed new pair of shoes. I got a pair of Saucony Ride 7’s in an 8.5 Narrow! Hopefully I stop having such terrible blisters!
Friday: Yoga + Attempt at Kristina’s Virtual 10K… instead, I fell flat on some ice (4.6 miles)
Friday was the worst… I set out (in my brand new shoes) to run Kristina’s Virtual 10K for Team Paws. It was sunny out, and a relatively warm 18 degrees (better than the -18 last week). I was feeling good, so I went out pretty strong. My first mile was 7:38, which was a record on my Garmin, and I was feeling strong through the 5K mark. I stopped for a sec to take a picture and continued on. Then, at just before mile 4, I slid on some ice and landed right on my knees. I was in a ton of pain and was worried I had broken something. I then pulled out my phone to call my husband (by this point I was sitting on the ground crying), and of course it dies because of the cold. I had to drag my sorry butt up and run/limp to the local food co-op where a few of my friends work. I came in, crying with ripped up pants (I’m sure they thought I was nuts) and asked to use the phone. Frank came within minutes to pick me up. I was pretty bummed. Not only did my knees feel like someone went to town on them with a hammer, but I had ripped my favorite run tights AND I was totally about to PR on the 10K.
Saturday: Hiking/Rest/Taught Yoga/Spent the day with painful knees
Went hiking with the South Bend Adventure Club to see Lake Michigan’s beautiful ice. I was inwardly still pretty angry at winter for my fall the day before.
I figured I might have to rest my knees and not run, or shorten my run on Sunday. Instead, I woke up with a rather nasty cold. So… no running for me.
My total milage for the week was 12.1. Oh well…. I’m gonna sleep a lot and hopefully be back to my usual self next week.
If I’m feeling better this coming week will look something like this:
Wednesday: Foundation Run
Thursday: Recovery Run
Sunday: 14 mile Long run
Northerners, have you ever had a bad fall on the ice on a run? Anyone else have trouble finding shoes that don’t cause blisters?